American chameleon

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American chameleon

n
(Animals) another name for anole

a•no•le

(əˈnoʊ li)

n., pl. -les.
1. Also called American chameleon a small green iguanid lizard, Anolis carolinensis, of the U.S. Gulf States, that changes skin color.
2. any of numerous similar New World lizards of the genus Anolis.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.American chameleon - small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards with the ability to change skin colorAmerican chameleon - small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards with the ability to change skin color
iguanid, iguanid lizard - lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
Anolis, genus Anolis - New World chameleons
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En estas ecoregiones ocurren 14 especies de lagartos de seis familias: Gekkonidae y Polychrotidae, con 2 especies cada una; Hoplocercidae e Iguanidae, con una especie cada una; Teiidae y Tropiduridae con cuatro especies por igual (Tello 1998).
Norops lionotus is a medium-sized ([less than or equal to]78 mm snout-vent length) member of the Lionotus species group within Polychrotidae (savage, 2002; Kohler, 2003).