The Squamata Reproduction Research Group was formed in 2010 with the objective of producing scientific knowledge in the field of reproduction of snakes, lizards, and amphisbaenians, in a multidisciplinary way. Accordingly, we focus on several topics within the field of reproductive biology of Squamata, such as reproductive cycles, sperm storage, reproductive ecology, and reproductive modes, always seeking to place them in an evolutionary-ecological context.
Moreover, the group aims to disseminate knowledge and stimulate scientific debate by offering extension courses and postgraduate courses.
The group is linked to the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution (Butantan Institute), and led by the researcher Dr. Selma Maria Almeida-Santos. We have the collaboration of several researchers from different institutions, as well as PhD, MSc, and undergraduate students.
On this website you will find information about group members, research projects, publications, courses, and news.