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whip·tail

 (wĭp′tāl′, hwĭp′-)
n.
Any of various swift teiid lizards chiefly of the genera Aspidoscelis and Cnemidophorus, having a long slender tail.
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whiptail

(ˈwɪpˌteɪl)
n
(Animals) any of various lizard species from the genus Cnemidophorus with a slender, whip-like tail
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whip•tail

(ˈʰwɪpˌteɪl, ˈwɪp-)

n.
1. any of numerous New World lizards of the family Teiidae, esp. of the genus Cnemidophorus, notable for great agility and alertness.
2. any of various other animals with a whiplike tail, as the whipscorpion.
[1765–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whiptail - any of numerous very agile and alert New World lizardswhiptail - any of numerous very agile and alert New World lizards
teiid, teiid lizard - tropical New World lizard with a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus, race runner, racerunner, six-lined racerunner - very swift lizard of eastern and central United States
Cnemidophorus velox, plateau striped whiptail - having distinct longitudinal stripes: of Colorado Plateau from Arizona to western Colorado
Chihuahuan spotted whiptail, Cnemidophorus exsanguis - having longitudinal stripes overlaid with light spots; upland lizard of United States southwest and Mexico
Cnemidophorus tigris, western whiptail - active lizard having a network of dusky dark markings; of semiarid areas from Oregon and Idaho to Baja California
checkered whiptail, Cnemidophorus tesselatus - markings are darker and more marked than in western whiptail; from southeastern Colorado to eastern Chihuahua
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The study species, Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail, is a thermo-regulator that shuttles between open and shaded microhabitats while actively foraging.
Information displayed on iNaturalist (3) under the name of Sonoran Spotted Whiptail includes the Irvine observations and others beginning in 2015, but the precise locality data is "obscured" according to the wishes of reporting individuals or institutions.
Three reptiles also went extinct on the island, including the chained gecko, the blue-tailed skink, and the whiptail skink, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
"If we have the opportunity to provide it recreationally, definitively," said Ted Rebholz, who hails from the Bay area where he worked as a CFO for companies like Beyond Meat and WhipTail Technologies (which he helped sell to Cisco).
The Western Whiptail, Aspidoscelis tigris is currently recognized as a polytypic species and comprises nine subspecies in Baja California, Mexico (Grismer 2002).
(2004) Thermal ecology, activity patterns, and microhabitat use by two sympatric whiptail lizards (Cnemidophorus abaetensis and Cnemidophorus ocellifer) from northeastern Brazil.
The park is also the perfect ecosystem for some of Aruba's indigenous wildlife - such as the Aruban burrowing owl (Shoco), Aruban rattlesnake, Aruban whiptail lizard, and the Aruban parakeet (Prikishi).
Diet of the Tepalcatepec Valley Whiptail, Aspidoscelis calidipes (Squamata: Teiidae), in Michoacan, Mexico.
'Abundance, demographics and body condition of a translocated population of St Lucia whiptail lizards (Cnemidophorus vanzoi)'.