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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2006,13:26   

Virgin dragon to give birth in holiday season
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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2006,18:18   

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Virgin dragon to give birth in holiday season

I've heard of this before with other species of monitor lizard (Komodo dragons are just really really big monitor lizards).

I also recall a pretty well-documented instance of a female Timber Rattlesnake in a  zoo giving birth, despite the fact that she had never been with a male.

So parthenogenesis isn't really that miraculous a thing amongst reptiles.

I can't recall offhand any instances in birds or mammals, though . . .

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