spiny lizard

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Noun1.spiny lizard - desert lizard that feeds on antsspiny lizard - desert lizard that feeds on ants  
genus Moloch - genus of Australian desert lizard
moloch - any lizard of the genus Moloch
2.spiny lizard - any of numerous lizards with overlapping ridged pointed scales; of North America and Central America
iguanid, iguanid lizard - lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
genus Sceloporus, Sceloporus - spiny lizards
fence lizard - spiny lizard often seen basking on fences in the United States and northern Mexico
sagebrush lizard, Sceloporus graciosus - a ground dweller that prefers open ground and scattered low bushes; of United States west between Rocky and Sierra Nevada Mountains
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The yellow-backed spiny lizard, Sceloporus uniformis Phelan and Brattstrom, 1955, occurs primarily in the Mojave and Great Basin Deserts of California, Nevada, Utah, and northwestern Arizona, as well as the Central Valley of California from near sea level to around 1,520 m (Conrad 2009).
Steroid correlates of multiple color traits in the spiny lizard, Sceloporus pyrocephalus.
A Spiny lizard B Roof lizard C Claw lizard D Flat lizard
Monthly prevalences of Spauligodon giganticus (Nematoda, Pharyngodonidae) in naturally infected Yarrow's spiny lizard Sceloporus jarrovii jarrovii (Iguanidae).
(Unlike most lizards, Yarrow's spiny lizard bears live young.) Vleck says, ".
Reproductive cycle of the spiny lizard Sceloporus jarrovii (Sauria: Phrynosomatidae) from north-central Mexico.
Sexual dimorphism and reproductive cycle in the arboreal spiny lizard Sceloporus formosus Wiegmann (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) from central Oaxaca, Mexico.
Thubunaea iguanae was previously found in the Isla Cerralvo spiny lizard, Sceloporus grandaevus, from Cerralvo Island, Baja California Sur (Goldberg et al.
Twenty prey items were found: 16 Spiny Pocket Mouse (Chaetodipus spinatus), two Cape Spiny-Tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura hemilopha) one Hunsaker's Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus hunsakerii), and one Orange- Throated Whiptail (Aspidocelis hyperythra).