Female Australian painted dragon lizards are polyandrous, that is, they mate with as many males as they can safely get access to. Research has shown that this preference could therefore contribute to the maintenance of both male types within the population. Female painted dragons possess the remarkable ability to store sperm inside their reproductive tract that remain viable for a considerable amount of time, so that the sperm of different males actually compete with each other to fertilize her eggs. Read Complete Article ... Use this thread to discuss the article above. What are your thoughts about Variety Is The Spice Of Life: Too Many Males, Too Little Time...?