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lacertid

(ləˈsɜːtɪd)
n
(Zoology) any lizard that belongs to the family Lacertidae
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Noun1.lacertid - Old World terrestrial lizard
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
family Lacertidae, Lacertidae - Old World lizards
Lacerta agilis, sand lizard - a common and widely distributed lizard of Europe and central Asia
green lizard, Lacerta viridis - a common Eurasian lizard about a foot long
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There are Burton's Carpet Vipers and Horned Vipers, gecko species and lacertids.
In the ethmoidal region, the nasal capsule of the Mabuya is broad, very developed, and similar to others lizards such as the scincids Chalcides ocellatus, Eutropis carinata (= Mabuya carinata), Plestiodon fasciauts (= Eumeces quinquelineatus), Trachylepis capensis (= Mabuya capensis), Lygosoma, the lacertids Lacerta vivipara, and Acanthodactylus boskiana, the anguid Anguis fragilis, and the gimnophthalmid Ptychoglossus bicolor (Rice 1920; Pearson 1921; Rao & Ramaswami 1952; El Toubi & Kamal 1961; Skinner 1973; Bellaris & Kamal 1981; Hernandez et al.
Historical patterns in ecology: what teiids can tell us about lacertids.
Lacertids are mainly distributed in the arid Potwar Plateau in Pakistan.
The fossil also reveals that amphisbaenians are not closely related to snakes, but to lacertids, a group of limbed lizards from Europe, Africa and Asia.
squamulosa as its young appear in spring at which time neonates of other species of lacertids have reached sub-adult or adult size and have different dietary preferences.
Chameleons are best known for their ability to change color, although they are not the only lacertids that can change their color.
Lacertids are usually viewed as active foragers, although there is some evidence of interspecific variation in movement rates (Huey and Pianka 1981, Huey et al.
1991), that is, lacertids (Thorpe 1991; Thorpe and Brown 1989; Thorpe and Baez 1987; Thorpe et al.
muralis is considered "more adventurous and opportunistic" than other closely related lacertids (Arnold and Burton, 1978: 193) and represents the most urban lacertid in Europe (Arnold and Burton, 1978; Gruschwitz and Bohme, 1986).