saurian

Definitions of saurian
  1. noun
    any of various reptiles of the suborder Sauria which includes lizards; in former classifications included also the crocodiles and dinosaurs
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    lizard
    relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
    gecko
    any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelids; completely harmless
    iguanid, iguanid lizard
    lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
    worm lizard
    a lizard of the genus Amphisbaena; harmless wormlike limbless lizard of warm or tropical regions having concealed eyes and ears and a short blunt tail
    night lizard
    small secretive nocturnal lizard of southwestern North America and Cuba; bear live young
    scincid, scincid lizard, skink
    alert agile lizard with reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with shiny scales; more dependent on moisture than most lizards; found in tropical regions worldwide
    teiid, teiid lizard
    tropical New World lizard with a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail
    agamid, agamid lizard
    a lizard of the family Agamidae
    anguid lizard
    any of a small family of lizards widely distributed in warm areas; all are harmless and useful as destroyers of e.g. slugs and insects
    legless lizard
    degenerate wormlike burrowing lizard of California closely related to alligator lizards
    Lanthanotus borneensis
    a stout-bodied pleurodont lizard of Borneo
    venomous lizard
    any of two or three large heavy-bodied lizards; only known venomous lizards
    lacertid, lacertid lizard
    Old World terrestrial lizard
    chamaeleon, chameleon
    lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue
    monitor, monitor lizard, varan
    any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles
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    diapsid, diapsid reptile
    reptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
  2. adjective
    of or relating to lizards
    synonyms: lacertilian
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