Definition of Genus Lacerta
1. Noun. Type genus of the Lacertidae.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Lacertidae, Lacertidae
Member holonyms: Lacerta Agilis, Sand Lizard, Green Lizard, Lacerta Viridis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lacerta
Literary usage of Genus Lacerta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"There are twenty known species of the genus Lacerta, occurring in Europe, Asia, ... The chief distinctive marks of the genus Lacerta are the presence of ..."
2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Most of the European lizards with four well developed limbs belong to the genus Lacerta. Only three species occur in Great Britain (see fig. 2). ..."
3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"Linnaeus arranged these Saurians under the great genus Lacerta. Daudin separated the larger portion of the species under the generic appellation of ..."
4. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural by Richard Lydekker (1888)
"... and the lateral ones hi- or tri- cuspid ; frequently present on the pterygoids. Mandibular symphysis narrow. No dermal scutes. Genus LACERTA, Linn. ..."
5. Catalogue of the Library of the Boston Athenaeum by Charles Ammi Cutter, Boston Athenaeum (1874)
"Peale, TR, and" Green, J. Two new species of Linnean genus lacerta. — Green. J. Description of two new specie« of salamander. ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Most of the European lizards with four well-developed limbs belong to the genus Lacerta. They are of small size, and insectivorous. ..."