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race·run·ner

 (rās′rŭn′ər)
n.
Any of several swift teiid lizards, especially Aspidoscelis sexlineata (syn. Cnemidophorus sexlineatus) of the United States and northern Mexico, having a brownish body with longitudinal light-colored stripes.
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race•run•ner

(ˈreɪsˌrʌn ər)

n.
a whiptail lizard, Cnemidophorus sexlineatus, common in the eastern and central U.S., that runs with great speed.
[1640–50]
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Noun1.racerunner - very swift lizard of eastern and central United Statesracerunner - very swift lizard of eastern and central United States
whiptail, whiptail lizard - any of numerous very agile and alert New World lizards
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Natural history of the six-lined racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus).
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Ecology and behavior of the six-lined racerunner, Cnemidophorus sexlineatus.
maculosus), Eastern Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus), Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Eumeces inexpectatus), Broad-headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps), Eastern Six-lined Racerunner (Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata), Northern Scarlet Snake (Cemophora coccinea copei), Red Cornsnake (Elaphe guttata), Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum), Southeastern Crowned Snake (Tantilla coronata), Eastern Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon platirhinos), Eastern River Cooter (Pseudemys c.
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The six-lined racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus), bullsnake (Pituophis melanoleucus), and eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinus) were also relatively common; however, I observed each in only two counties in northwest Indiana.
Already Blankinship has reports of use by many reptiles and amphibians in the newly planted habitats: Texas tortoise and Texas indigo snake, both endangered in the state; the giant toad, threatened in Texas; Gulf Coast toad; checkered whiptail; six-lined racerunner. This spring the refuge will begin intensive monitoring of small animals on the replanted sites, including the installation of drift fences for amphibians and reptiles.
These species were Bufo quercicus (oak toad), Bufo terrestris (southern toad), Gastrophryne carolinensis (narrow-mouth toad), Gopherus polyphemus (gopher tortoise), Anolis carolinensis (green anole), Cnemidophorus sexlineatus (six-lined racerunner), Eumeces egregius (mole skink), Eumeces inexpectatus (southeastern five-lined skink), Neoseps reynoldsi (sand skink), Sceloporus woodi (Florida scrub lizard), Cemophora coccinea (Florida scarlet snake), Coluber constrictor (southern black racer), Masticophis flagellum (eastern coachwhip), Tantilla relicta (crowned snake), Aphelocoma coerulescens (Florida Scrub Jay), Cryptotis parva (least shrew), Peromyscus polionotus (oldfield mouse), and Podomys fioridanus (Florida mouse).
on the basis of size (small and large dentaries), it is likely that the fossils represent two or more species of Cnemidophorus, one in the size range of the Recent six-lined racerunner C.
Diet of the Texas yellow-faced racerunner, Cnemidophorus sexlineatus stephensi (Sauria: Teiidae), in southern Texas.