The distinction between chromosomal sex-determination systems and TSD is often blurred because the sex of temperature dependent sex determination in turtles band in Alice Springs species — such as the three-lined skink Bassiana duperreyi and the central bearded dragon Pogona vitticeps — is determined by sex chromosomes, but this is over-ridden by temperatures that are tolerable but extreme.
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Email alerts Article activity alert. Hermaphrodite Intersex Disorders of sex development Sex reversal. One possible explanation that TSD is common in amniotes is phylogenetic inertia — TSD is the ancestral condition in this clade and is simply maintained in extant lineages because it is currently adaptively neutral or nearly so.