night lizard

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Related to Xantusidae: Lacertidae, Night lizards
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Noun1.night lizard - small secretive nocturnal lizard of southwestern North America and Cubanight lizard - small secretive nocturnal lizard of southwestern North America and Cuba; bear live young
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
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Without any doubt, observing their cephalic lepidosis, some evolutionary trends are difficult to understand at first sight between the night lizards Xantusidae and the Lacertiformes Lacertidae and Teiioidea of Lacertoidea, as well as the families Scincidae and Cordylidae, of Scincoidea.