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Noun1.Sceloporus - spiny lizardsSceloporus - spiny lizards        
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
spiny lizard - any of numerous lizards with overlapping ridged pointed scales; of North America and Central America
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Sceloporus occidentalis (hereafter, western fence lizards) are common and conspicuous diurnal insectivores that occur throughout much of western North America (Stebbins 1985).
Repeatability of locomotor performance in natural populations of the lizard Sceloporus merriami.
Thermally imposed time constraints on the activity of the desert lizard Sceloporus merriami.
Tetrathyridia of Mesocestoides lineatus (Cestoidea: Cyclophyllidea) in Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus (Sauria: Iguanidae), from Arkansas.
The Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) can distinguish between potential predators using visual cues about size and movement patterns (Fitch 1940, Fine 1999).
Flight initiation distance decreases during social activity in lizards (Sceloporus virgatus).
Similar timing of oviposition was noted for other lizards subject to southwestern summer monsoons: Phiynosoma solare (Ivanyi 2009), Sceloporus clarkii (Schwalbe & Rosen 2009), and Sceloporus magister (Jones & Schwalbe 2009).
It was hypothesized that red cell NTP levels would be greater during the breeding season than the nonbreeding season in male fence lizards, Sceloporus undulatus, for two reasons: physical activity levels are much greater and environmental temperatures are cooler during the breeding season than the nonbreeding season.
It also supports a healthy and diverse wildlife base, including the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus), black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus), ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis), burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), and dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus).
The effects of consumption rate and temperature on ADC, urate production, MEC, and passage time in canyon lizards (Sceloporus merriami) from two populations.
The sagebrush lizard, Sceloporus graciosus Baird and Girard, 1852, occurs from central Washington, southern Idaho, southern Montana and western Colorado to northwestern New Mexico, northern Arizona and northern Baja California; it is an oviparous lizard that deposits one or two clutches of 28 eggs during June-August (Stebbins, 1985).