On the Web - An interesting National Geographic article about the yellow-bellied three-toed skink in Australia—a species that reproduces both through egg bearing or live birth, depending on its location.
Evolution in Action: Lizard Moving From Eggs to Live Birth
The Reptile Report - Evolution has been caught in the act, according to scientists who are decoding how a species of Australian lizard is abandoning egg-laying in favor of live birth.
Along the warm coastal lowlands of New South Wales (map), the yellow-bellied three-toed skink lays eggs to reproduce. But individuals of the same species living in the state’s higher, colder mountains are almost all giving birth to live young.
Only two other modern reptiles—another skink species and a European lizard—use both types of reproduction.
Evolutionary records shows that nearly a hundred reptile lineages have independently made the transition from egg-laying to live birth in the past, and today about 20 percent of all living snakes and lizards give birth to live young only.
Read the full story after the jump. Fascinating!@ the online source