Definition of Lacertidae
1. Noun. Old World lizards.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Family
Group relationships: Lacertilia, Sauria, Suborder Lacertilia, Suborder Sauria
Member holonyms: Lacertid, Lacertid Lizard, Genus Lacerta, Lacerta
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lacertidae
Literary usage of Lacertidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"... and the old world lacertidae, and in fact between all the families of the Lacertilia ... who employed, however, only the Scincidae and lacertidae, ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1901)
"This family is intermediate between the lacertidae and the Scincidae. The tongue is constructed like that of the lacertidae, but is only feebly ..."
3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Tongue long, with papillae, like that of the lacertidae but only feebly ... and is locally met with also in The lacertidae or true lizards comprise about 20 ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Of Lacertae we have Anguidae, Agamidae, lacertidae. ... Lastly, the lacertidae, of which several species of ..."
5. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1915)
"The lacertidae, the highest, or at least most typical family of lizards, are evidently the most recent development; they have not yet reached Madagascar or ..."