iguanid

Definitions of iguanid
  1. noun
    lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
    synonyms: iguanid lizard
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    Iguana iguana, common iguana, iguana
    large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America
    Amblyrhynchus cristatus, marine iguana
    shore-dwelling seaweed-eating lizard of the Galapagos Islands
    Dipsosaurus dorsalis, desert iguana
    small long-tailed lizard of arid areas of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico
    Sauromalus obesus, chuckwalla
    a herbivorous lizard that lives among rocks in the arid parts of southwestern United States and Mexico
    Callisaurus draconoides, gridiron-tailed lizard, zebra-tailed lizard
    swift lizard with long black-banded tail and long legs; of deserts of United States and Mexico
    Uma notata, fringe-toed lizard
    with long pointed scales around toes; of deserts of United States and Mexico
    earless lizard
    any of several slender lizards without external ear openings: of plains of western United States and Mexico
    collared lizard
    any of several robust long-tailed lizards with collars of two dark bands; of central and western United States and northern Mexico
    leopard lizard
    any of several large lizards with many dark spots; of western United States and northern Mexico
    spiny lizard
    any of numerous lizards with overlapping ridged pointed scales; of North America and Central America
    Uta stansburiana, sand lizard, side-blotched lizard
    one of the most abundant lizards in the arid western United States
    Urosaurus ornatus, tree lizard
    a climbing lizard of western United States and northern Mexico
    horned lizard, horned toad, horny frog
    insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body; of western North America
    basilisk
    small crested arboreal lizard able to run on its hind legs; of tropical America
    American chameleon, Anolis carolinensis, anole
    small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards with the ability to change skin color
    fence lizard
    spiny lizard often seen basking on fences in the United States and northern Mexico
    Sceloporus graciosus, sagebrush lizard
    a ground dweller that prefers open ground and scattered low bushes; of United States west between Rocky and Sierra Nevada Mountains
    Phrynosoma cornutum, Texas horned lizard
    of arid and semiarid open country
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    lizard
    relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
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