Definition of Alligator lizard

1. Noun. Slim short-limbed lizard having a distinctive fold on each side that permits expansion; of western North America.

Generic synonyms: Anguid Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Gerrhonotus, Gerrhonotus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alligator Lizard

allied health professional
allied reflexes
alligator apple
alligator clip
alligator clips
alligator forceps
alligator gar
alligator lizard (current term)
alligator pear
alligator skin
alligator snapper
alligator snapping turtle
alligator weed
alligator wrench

Literary usage of Alligator lizard

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1. The Reptiles of the Pacific Coast and Great Basin: An Account of the Species by John Van Denburgh (1897)
"... the alligator lizard is ovoviviparous. Messrs. Doane and Ely brought me a pair which they found mating in a bush near Palo Alto, May 12, 1894. ..."

2. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1885)
"Sceloporus consobrinus, B. & G. : Marcy's alligator lizard.— In my former list I could quote only a Nebraska and an Indian Territory record as evidence that ..."

3. A Text-book in General Zoölogy by Glenn Washington Herrick (1907)
"Unlike the snake, the jaws are not dilatable. alligator lizard. ... —Alligator lizard. In the struggle for existence, part ot the tail was broken off. above ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... found in the Southern States and southward through North America, and sometimes measuring 10 feet. See GAR. ALLIGATOR-LIZARD, any member of the genus ..."

5. Biennial Report of the Board of Curators of the Louisiana State Museum to by Louisiana State Museum, Louisiana State Museum Board of Curators, Board of Curators (1914)
"... is a list of the lizards of Southeastern Louisiana: Anolis principalis, green lizard, American chameleon. Sceloporus undulatus, alligator lizard. ..."

6. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"THE AMERICAN CHAMELEON; alligator lizard; FENCE LIZARD; "GREEN" LIZARD Anolis carolinensis, (Cuvier) A superficial glance at this li/.ard shows it to ..."

7. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1897)
"... the alligator lizard is ovoviviparous. Messrs. Doane and Ely brought me a pair which they found mating in a bush near Palo Alto, May 12, 1894. ..."

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