Definition of Fence lizard
1. Noun. Spiny lizard often seen basking on fences in the United States and northern Mexico.
Specialized synonyms: Blue-belly, Sceloporus Occidentalis, Swift, Western Fence Lizard, Eastern Fence Lizard, Pine Lizard, Sceloporus Undulatus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fence Lizard
Literary usage of Fence 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 Blue-bellied or Western fence lizard is by far the most numerous of its tribe in western central California. It is usually to be found about fences, ..."
2. The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia by John Keast Lord (1866)
"Western fence lizard. This lizard is very common on the sand plains along the ... Slender fence lizard. This lizard is very common on the large masses of ..."
3. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"COMMON SWIFT; fence lizard, Sceloporus undu- lalus. SPINY SWIFT; TEXAS SWIFT, Sceloporus spinosus . . . . . .128 PACIFIC SWIFT, Sceloporus undulatus ..."
4. Ecology, Diversity and Sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin edited by Deborah M. Finch, Joseph A. Tainter (1996)
"... desert spiny lizard eastern fence lizard side-blotched lizard Chihuahua whiptail lizard little striped whiptail lizard New Mexico whiptail lizard ..."
5. Outdoor Heritage by Harold Child Bryant (1919)
"runner with a fence lizard in its mouth. The bird approached quite close as I stood still to see what would happen. The bird held the lizard through the ..."