genus Ophisaurus

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Noun1.genus Ophisaurus - glass lizardsgenus Ophisaurus - glass lizards        
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Anguidae, family Anguidae - alligator lizards
glass lizard, glass snake, joint snake - snakelike lizard of Europe and Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail
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The legless lizard genus Ophisaurus (Squamata: Anguidae) presently occurs in the New World in eastern and central United States south into eastern Mexico and in the Old World in Morocco, southeastern Europe into Afganistan, southeastern Asia, Borneo, and Sumatra (Estes 1983).
The Quarry A vertebra represents the earliest record of the genus Ophisaurus in the New World.
A systematic study of the North American lizards of the genus Ophisaurus. American Midland Naturalist 51:113-171.