Genetics


Content of The Insides and Outsides Of Monitor Lizards
» Intoduction
» Genetics
» Metabolism
» Heat
» Water
» Smell, Taste & Body Odours
» Sight
» Hearing
» Touch
» Size
» Teeth and Skull
» Nostrils
» Feet & Claws
» Tail
» Colour & Pattern
» Bioblography
All monitor lizards studied have a diploid chromosome number of 40, consisting of 8 large and 12 small pairs. Females appear to be the heterogametic sex (King & King 1975, King etl al 1982) but there are suggestions that environmental conditions of incubation may have some bearing on sex determination.





















Attribution / Courtesy: Daniel Bennett. 1995. A Little Book of Monitor Lizards. Viper Press U.K.