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chuck·wal·la

 (chŭk′wŏl′ə)
n.
Any of several large herbivorous lizards of the genus Sauromalus of the southwest United States and Mexico, especially S. ater.

[American Spanish chacahuala, from Cahuilla tcáxxwal.]

chuckwalla

(ˈtʃʌkˌwɒlə)
n
(Animals) a lizard, Sauromalus obesus, that has an inflatable body and inhabits desert regions of the southwestern US: family Iguanidae (iguanas)
[from Mexican Spanish chacahuala, from Shoshonean tcaxxwal]

chuck•wal•la

(ˈtʃʌkˌwɑ lə)

n., pl. -las.
an iguanid lizard, Sauromalis obesus, of arid parts of southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
[1865–70, Amer.; < California Sp chacahuala < Cahuilla čáxwal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chuckwalla - a herbivorous lizard that lives among rocks in the arid parts of southwestern United States and Mexicochuckwalla - a herbivorous lizard that lives among rocks in the arid parts of southwestern United States and Mexico
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
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Bite-force performance and head shape in a sexually dimorphic crevice-dwelling lizard, the common chuckwalla [Sauromalus ater (= obesus)].
Tambien hay culebras de seis tipos, lagartijas de catorce especies, entre las que destaca la llamada "perrita" (Caliisaorus draconoides,) (4) monstruo de Gila (Heloderma suspoeturn), iguana del desierto (Dipsosaurus dorsalis), chuckwalla (Sauromdus obesus timidus), tortuga de tierra (Gopherus ogossizii) y la tortuga de lodo (Kinosternon sonoriense) (Stebbins 1985; Cornett 1987).
Chuckwalla land; the riddle of California's desert.
Tambien hay culebras de seis tipos distintos, lagartijas de catorce especies entre las que destaca la llamada "perrita" (Callisaurus draconoides), (2) monstruo de Gila (Heloderma suspectum), iguana del desierto (Dipsosaurus dorsalis), chuckwalla (Sauromalus obesus timidus), tortuga de tierra (Gopherus agassizii) y la tortuga de lodo (Kinosternon sonoriense).
the roadrunner with a chuckwalla dangling from her beak
The huge, rounded boulders ("God's marbles"), darting desert wildlife like roadrunners and chuckwalla lizards, watercolor washes of wildflowers, cacti and spindly Joshua trees draw a striking landscape.