Behavior, habitat, diet and reproduction of the iguanid lizard Polychrus acutirostris in the caatinga of northeastern Brazil. Academic Article uri icon


  • Adult females were larger than males. Diet consisted of arboreal insects and vegetation. Cycles of fat bodies in males and females were similar to those of many other lizards with fat bodies being smallest during the reproductive season. Reproduction was seasonal and synchronous with females producing large clutches (7-31 eggs) of small eggs. Oviposition occurred at the beginning of the wet season and hatching presumably occurred at the end of the wet season or at the beginning of the dry season. Individuals reached sexual maturity during the first year of life.-from Authors

author list (cited authors)

  • Vitt, L. J., & Lacher, T. E.

publication date

  • January 1981