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Lizard

1. (Science: zoology) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied to reptiles of other orders, as the hatteria.

most lizards have an elongated body, with four legs, and a long tail; but there are some without legs, and some with a short, thick tail. Most have scales, but some are naked; most have eyelids, but some do not. The tongue is varied in form and structure. In some it is forked, in others, as the chameleons, club-shaped, and very extensible. See amphisbaena, Chameleon, gecko, gila monster, horned toad, iguana, and dragon.

2. A piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends.

3. A piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field.

(Science: zoology) lizard fish, a kind of serpentine from near lizard point, Cornwall, England, used for ornamental purposes.

Origin: oe. Lesarde, OF. Lesarde, f. Lezard, L. Lacerta, lacertus. Cf. Alligator, lacerta.


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Need help IDing a lizard

Well I appreciate you responding. Unfortunately I could tell its not a newt or salamander, not with those toes or long tail. it was definitely a lizard. I also don't think its the second cause of the blue color or body shape. I believe Lacertidae has a more slender body with little difference ...

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by dbxander
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:34 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Need help IDing a lizard
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Need help IDing a lizard

... I was about to guess rather something from Urodela http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id305/ but on the second picture it really looks like some lizard. Maybe from the family Lacertidae http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id354/ ?

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by JackBean
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:53 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Need help IDing a lizard
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Need help IDing a lizard

Would love a little help with this one. Found this pair of lizards under a log on a hiking trail in panama city, fl. I assume they are male and female but what species? Is it exotic or nonnative? http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/dbxander/Snapbucket/13D939DB-orig.jpg http:...

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by dbxander
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:01 pm
 
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Topic: Need help IDing a lizard
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Can anyone help Identify these fish vertebra?

... Did you do this yet? That's what I did when studying cat, kestrel, owl and and shrike diets in the Canary Islands. There were up to five lizard prey species in some habitats. Their jaws and skull bones were easy to distinguish in pellets, but their vertebrae not so often. I have not a ...

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by marquitosgm
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:05 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help Identify these fish vertebra?
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The Most Primitive Respiratory System

... that I just came across while reading: Which of the following has the most primitive respiratory system? A. Rat B. Fish C. Toad D. Grasshopper E. Lizard I read thoroughly, with a view of having an answer to the question. Uptill now I have not made any success. Folks in the forum, please let's ...

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by chikis
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Most Primitive Respiratory System
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