What is lizard?

  • (noun): A man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him.
    Synonyms: lounge lizard
    See also — Additional definitions below


Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with more than 5600 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. The group, traditionally recognized as the suborder Lacertilia, is defined as all extant members of the Lepidosauria (reptiles with overlapping scales) that are neither sphenodonts (i.e., tuatara) nor snakes – they form an evolutionary grade. While the snakes are recognized as falling phylogenetically within the Toxicofera clade from which they evolved, the sphenodonts are the sister group to the squamates, the larger monophyletic group, which includes both the lizards and the snakes.

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List Of Reptiles Of Colorado - Lizards
... Species Common Name Crotaphytidae Crotaphytus collaris Collared lizard Crotaphytidae Gambelia wislizenii Longnose leopard lizard Phrynosomatidae Holbrookia maculata Lesser ...
Sceloporus Chrysostictus
... The yellow-spotted spiny lizard or Yucatán spiny lizard (Sceloporus chrysostictus) is a species of phrynosomatid lizard ...
List Of Reptiles Of Florida - Squamates (suborder Lacertilia) - Iguanas
... Florida Scrub Lizard Eastern Fence Lizard Green Iguana - Introduced Common Basilisk - Introduced Brown Basilisk - Introduced Black Spinytail Iguana - Introduced ...
List Of Animals Referred To As Girdled
... one of various animal species Angolan Girdled Lizard (Cordylus angolensis), also known as the Angolan Spiny-tailed Lizard, a lizard in the genus Cordylus Black-girdled Barbet (Capito dayi), a ...
Lizard - Classification
... Suborder Lacertilia (Sauria) – (lizards) Family †Bavarisauridae Family †Eichstaettisauridae Infraorder Iguania Family †Arretosauridae Family †Eup ...

More definitions of "lizard":

  • (noun): Relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail.