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Old September 13th, 2012 (09:59 AM).
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Virgin births have been reported in wild vertebrates for the first time.
Pretty sure this article is out of date.

Parthenogenesis has been known in reptiles, mostly smaller lizards and snakes for some time now. Whiptail Lizards (in the link) have long be known to have a female-only population though so these snakes certainly aren't the only 'wild' examples.

Edit:// Wait, the thing then contradicts itself and says it's known in loads of species. Neverminddd!

@Scarf - Yes, asexual reproduction leads to very genetically similar populations. If a new disease comes along/the environment changes suddenly then those populations reproducing by parthenogenesis will be unlikely to have the diversity to survive.

Just a note, although they are asexual offspring there will be slight genetic differences due to random mutations.
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