All moms and no dads, the whiptail still comes up with genetically diverse offspring.
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Without females, lizards in the Aspidoscelis genus, like this New Mexico Whiptail (Aspidoscelis neomexicana), reproduce asexually. Unlike other animals that produce this way, however, their DNA changes from generation to generation.
Photograph by Bill Gorum/Alamy Stock Photo
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June 2, 2022
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