Definition of Spiny lizard

1. Noun. Desert lizard that feeds on ants.

Exact synonyms: Moloch Horridus, Mountain Devil
Group relationships: Genus Moloch
Generic synonyms: Moloch



2. Noun. Any of numerous lizards with overlapping ridged pointed scales; of North America and Central America.
Generic synonyms: Iguanid, Iguanid Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Sceloporus, Sceloporus
Specialized synonyms: Fence Lizard, Sagebrush Lizard, Sceloporus Graciosus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiny Lizard

spintronics
spinula
spinulae
spinule
spinules
spinulose
spinward
spinworthy
spiny-finned fish
spiny-headed worm
spiny anteater
spiny anteaters
spiny dogfish
spiny lizard (current term)
spiny lobster
spiny lobsters
spiny oyster
spiny puffer
spiny softshell
spiny softshell turtle
spiny spider crab
spiny spider crabs
spiny talinum
spinyhead
spiodea
spionkopite
spiperone
spir-

Literary usage of Spiny lizard

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1. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"Of the seven helminth species infecting Yarrow's spiny lizard, ... In the eight montane populations of Yarrow's spiny lizard, ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Also called spiny lizard. 1853. ' Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of ... 515 [November 9] : "A spirit preparation of the spiny lizard {Moloch ..."

3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"1853. ' Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land,' vol. ii. p. 515 [November 9] : "A spirit preparation of the spiny lizard (Moloch ..."

4. The Future of Arid Grasslands: Identifying Issues, Seeking Solutions edited by Barbara Tellman (1999)
"We have not found it in close sympatry with the desert spiny lizard in the Chiricahua region, and only rarely so elsewhere in Arizona. ..."

5. The Standard Library of Natural History: Embracing Living Animals of Thw ...by Charles John Cornish by Charles John Cornish (1908)
"... or Mountain-devil; the Iguanas: Horned Toad, or spiny lizard; Tuberculated Iguana; Galapagos Sea-lizard; Fiji Banded Iguana; Girdle-tailed Lizards; ..."

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