Definition of Suborder lacertilia
1. Noun. True lizards; including chameleons and geckos.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Order Squamata, Squamata
Member holonyms: Saurian, Family Gekkonidae, Gekkonidae, Family Pygopodidae, Pygopodidae, Family Iguania, Family Iguanidae, Iguania, Iguanidae, Amphisbaenidae, Family Amphisbaenidae, Family Xantusiidae, Xantusiidae, Family Scincidae, Scincidae, Cordylidae, Family Cordylidae, Family Teiidae, Teiidae, Agamidae, Family Agamidae, Anguidae, Family Anguidae, Family Xenosauridae, Xenosauridae, Anniellidae, Family Anniellidae, Family Lanthanotidae, Lanthanotidae, Family Helodermatidae, Helodermatidae, Family Lacertidae, Lacertidae, Chamaeleonidae, Chamaeleontidae, Family Chamaeleonidae, Family Chamaeleontidae, Family Rhiptoglossa, Rhiptoglossa, Family Varanidae, Varanidae
Derivative terms: Lacertilian, Saurian
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Literary usage of Suborder lacertilia
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1. Research in China by Eliot Blackwelder, Bailey Willis, Rufus Harvey Sargent, Friedrich Hirth, Charles Doolittle Walcott (1907)
"The specimens of reptiles and batrachians have been studied and identified by Dr. Leonhard Stejneger, of Washington, DC suborder lacertilia. (Lizards, etc. ..."
2. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1898)
"... placed as a suborder of the Squa- mata, but have tobe placed among the suborder Lacertilia. In this opinion I have nothing to change." 46. Science, Nov. ..."
3. A Text-book in General Zoölogy by Glenn Washington Herrick (1907)
"Suborder — Lacertilia. Types of Order. Cnemidophorus sex lineatus — Six-lined lizard. Eumeces quinquelineatus — Blue-tailed lizard. ..."
4. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1890)
"... and in these Squamata we see that the rule in the suborder Lacertilia is to lose the teeth from front to back, and in the suborder Ophidia from back to ..."