Some lizards reproduce by laying eggs, while others give birth to live young. The lizard's mode of reproduction depends on its species. Iguanas, geckos and monitor lizards lay eggs; Solomon Island, blue-tongue and shingle-backed skinks reproduce by live birth.Know More
The similarity between egg-laying and live-birth reproduction is the need for a male-female coupling. Once mating occurs, the male is no longer a part of the process. Egg-laying females deposit eggs in a location that keeps them hidden from predators, but she never returns to the eggs.
Some lizards reproduce by asexual reproduction. This is rare in the lizard kingdom, just as it is with any animal species.Learn more about Lizards
All birds lay eggs; of the 9,000 species of birds, none of them give live birth. Instead, birds form and lay eggs that are incubated outside the body. Eggs range in size depending on the bird and can be as small as 0.2 grams or as big as 9 kilograms.Full Answer >
As insects, ladybugs lay eggs rather than giving birth to live young. The female ladybug will lay the eggs, which are typically light yellow and podlike in appearance, on the underside of leaves, where the eggs are offered a bit more protection from hazards such as falling rain and predators.Full Answer >
Rattlesnakes do not lay eggs and instead give birth to live young. They are ovoviviparous, meaning that the eggs of the rattlesnake hatch internally before being birthed. A pregnant rattlesnake may have between four and 25 eggs.Full Answer >
An agama lizard, native to Africa, is a lizard that is often called a rainbow lizard because the dominant male has an orange or yellow head, and a blue body and tail. The subordinate males' bodies may be brown, gray, yellow or blue, while females are brown or green.Full Answer >