Reproduction is asexual, egg cells develop without fertilization by a male gamete. Asexual reproduction “can have questionable genetic outcomes unless done right” but it has benefits too, says Baumann. The skink will be more rounded, with more stripes that are thinner, and with a shorter, fatter snout, and a fatter tail. The Aspidoscelis’ sexual reproduction, or whiptail lizard, is not the norm. But there’s a twist in the case of the genus Aspidoscelis, the asexually reproducing whiptail lizards that Baumann and his colleagues have been studying at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri. Usually when two different species mate and create a hybrid the offspring is sterile. “Value of sexual reproduction versus asexual reproduction.” ScienceDaily, 25 Jan. 2010. 1971. Atypical reproduction and sexual dimorphism of the tropical Bonaire island whiptail lizard, Cnemidophorus murinus. What is visual communication and why it matters; Nov. 20, 2020. Web.