Definition of Genus Sceloporus
1. Noun. Spiny lizards.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Iguania, Family Iguanidae, Iguania, Iguanidae
Member holonyms: Spiny Lizard
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sceloporus
Literary usage of Genus Sceloporus
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1885)
"A SYNOPSIS OF THE MEXICAN SPECIES OF THE genus Sceloporus Wieg. The genus Sceloporus, as is well known, consists of terrestrial, and therefore depressed ..."
2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1919)
"It combines the compressed body and long compressed tail of arboreal types with many of the characters of the primitive terrestrial genus Sceloporus, ..."
3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"The genus Sceloporus contains about thirty-five species of spiny swifts. The scales on the dorsal surface of the body terminate in sharp, spine-like points. ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... brown iguanid lizards, such as Uta, Holbrookia (qq.v. ), Ctenosaura, and Crotaphytus. (See COLLARED LIZARD.) The large genus Sceloporus (see ALLIGATOR ..."
5. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"The genus Sceloporus is worthy of an elaborate monograph, but the proper compilation of this would take half a lifetime and study of the combined ..."
6. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"... suggesting the possibility that this helminth species may have a phylogenetic distribution pattern within the genus Sceloporus. How long these northern ..."