fence lizard


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Noun1.fence lizard - spiny lizard often seen basking on fences in the United States and northern Mexicofence lizard - spiny lizard often seen basking on fences in the United States and northern Mexico
spiny lizard - any of numerous lizards with overlapping ridged pointed scales; of North America and Central America
blue-belly, Sceloporus occidentalis, western fence lizard, swift - common western lizard; seen on logs or rocks
eastern fence lizard, pine lizard, Sceloporus undulatus - small active lizard of United States and north to British Columbia
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this lot includes the measures: V16 - planting edge of forest zn - plant of a fence lizard surface at estw lbstorf wg - plant of a forest edge.
Geographic variation in the effects of heat exposure on maximum sprint speed and Hsp70 expression in the western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis.
The species Rosenblum and her colleagues have been focused on are the eastern fence lizard, the lesser earless lizard and the little striped whiptail.
I spotted this northern fence lizard in the Hudson Highlands.
Testosterone regulates sexually dimorphic coloration in the eastern fence lizard, Sceloporus undulates.
Four genera (Anolis, Eumeces, Scincella, and Sceloporus) and six different species of lizards were captured during this investigation, represented by one species of anole, four species of skinks, and one species of fence lizard (Table I).
(37) The western fence lizard is an important host for disease-bearing ticks there but is resistant to Bb.
Since the dunes developed, a light-colored form of the normally dark-shaded eastern fence lizard has arisen; the new form blends in with the landscape.
Lyme disease in California: interrelationship of lxodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae), the western fence lizard (Seeloporus occidentalis), and Borrelia burgdorferi.