night lizard


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Noun1.night lizard - small secretive nocturnal lizard of southwestern North America and Cubanight lizard - small secretive nocturnal lizard of southwestern North America and Cuba; bear live young
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
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The least common lizard was the Granite night lizard (Xantusia henshawi); we observed a single juvenile of this species underneath the same coverboard in Section 5 for five consecutive sample periods (almost certainly the same individual).
Among the most charismatic of that bunch was the island night lizard, originally thought to be nocturnal (it's actually just secretive).
kinkiense (San Clemente Island larkspur), San Clemente loggerhead shrike (Lanium ludovicianus mearnsi), San Clemente sage sparrow (Amphispiza belli clementeae), and Island night lizard (Xantusia riversiana).
The discovery of the desert night lizard family groups comes as a result of a five-year genetic study of more than 2,100 adults and juvenile lizards from the Mojave Desert of California.