Asked by  | 13th Sep, 2008, 12:51: PM

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An example of such animals is turtles. The turtles' sex is determined by the temperature of the nest during incubation. Eggs incubated in warm darkly colored sand produce mostly females, while eggs laid in cool, white sand take a little longer to hatch and produce mostly in males.

This phenomenon is most prevalent among amniote vertebrates such as the Amphibolurus muricatus (the Australian Jacky Lizard). Other examples are lizards and crocodiles.

Answered by  | 13th Sep, 2008, 01:32: PM

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