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(Animals) zoology any lizard of the tropical American family Iguanidae, such as the green iguana


(ɪˈgwɑ nɪd)

1. any lizard of the family Iguanidae, typically with a long tail and, in the male, a bright expandable throat patch.
2. belonging or pertaining to the iguanids.
[1885–95; < New Latin Iguanidae=Iguan(a) a genus (see iguana) + -idae -id2]
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Noun1.iguanid - lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
common iguana, iguana, Iguana iguana - large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America
Amblyrhynchus cristatus, marine iguana - shore-dwelling seaweed-eating lizard of the Galapagos Islands
desert iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis - small long-tailed lizard of arid areas of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico
chuckwalla, Sauromalus obesus - a herbivorous lizard that lives among rocks in the arid parts of southwestern United States and Mexico
Callisaurus draconoides, gridiron-tailed lizard, zebra-tailed lizard - swift lizard with long black-banded tail and long legs; of deserts of United States and Mexico
fringe-toed lizard, Uma notata - with long pointed scales around toes; of deserts of United States and Mexico
earless lizard - any of several slender lizards without external ear openings: of plains of western United States and Mexico
collared lizard - any of several robust long-tailed lizards with collars of two dark bands; of central and western United States and northern Mexico
leopard lizard - any of several large lizards with many dark spots; of western United States and northern Mexico
spiny lizard - any of numerous lizards with overlapping ridged pointed scales; of North America and Central America
side-blotched lizard, Uta stansburiana, sand lizard - one of the most abundant lizards in the arid western United States
tree lizard, Urosaurus ornatus - a climbing lizard of western United States and northern Mexico
horned lizard, horned toad, horny frog - insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body; of western North America
basilisk - small crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs; of tropical America
American chameleon, anole, Anolis carolinensis - small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards with the ability to change skin color
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Role of the amygdala in the intraspecies aggressive behavior of the iguanid lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis.
The predominance of winged and mobile prey in the diet suggests that this species, similar to most Iguanid lizards, moves infrequently while searching for food, usually consumes more active prey and has a relatively diversified diet (Huey and Pianka, 1981; Vitt and Carvalho, 1995).
Rodriguez-Schettino, L (1999): The Iguanid Lizards of Cuba.
Reports for tropical lizards are still rare, having the contribution of PEREZ- HIGAREDA (1980), regarding a species of the iguanid Corytophanes hernandezi as one of the few publications done.
Ecology, reproduction and reproductive effort of the iguanid lizard Urosaurus graciosus on the Lower Colorado River.
Testing the hypothesis that a clade has adaptively radiated: Iguanid lizard clades as a case study.
A Multivariate evolutionary analysis of the Andean Iguanid lizards of the genus Stenocercus.