An adult male Patternless delma Delma inornata from Shepparton, central Victoria, Australia.
is a paucity of information in the literature concerning the
reproductive biology of the Pygopodidae, with the most comprehensive
records from Patchell & Shine (1986). The authors present one
record of a gravid Delma inornata collected in January and state that
pygopods typically ovulate in spring and early summer,
females are gravid until midsummer. The following report is consistent
with these findings.
The dimensions of each egg as follows:
Egg 1. Length: 29mm. Width: 10mm.
Egg 2. Length: 26mm. Width: 9mm.
Mean. Length:27.5mm. Width: 9.5mm.
Pygopods are sexually dimorphic in form, with females attaining larger sizes than males (Patchell & Shine, 1986). Table 1 of that paper shows a SVL (snout-vent length) range for males of 78 - 110mm (N=8) and 77 - 131mm (N=12) for females of D. inornata. The SVL of 126mm for the DOR female specimen falls within this range.
Patchell, F.C. and Shine, R. 1986. Food habits and reproductive biology of the Australian legless lizards (Pygopodidae). Copeia (1): 30 - 39.