Definition of Pygopus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Pygopodidae; snake-shaped pleurodont lizard with no forelimbs and only rudimentary hind limbs.

Exact synonyms: Genus Pygopus
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Pygopodidae, Pygopodidae



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pygopus

Putin
Putinism
Putonghua
Putrajaya
Putre
Putukwam
Puy-de-Dôme
Pway
Pycnanthemum
Pycnanthemum virginianum
Pycnogonida
Pydna
Pygmalion
Pygmy
Pygopodidae
Pygopus
Pygoscelis
Pygoscelis adeliae
Pyhrric
Pylodictus
Pylodictus olivaris
Pylos
Pynchon
Pynchonesque
Pyongyang
Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Pyralidae

Literary usage of Pygopus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum by British Museum (Natural History), John Edward Gray (1845)
"pygopus. Scales of the back keeled. Preanal pores numerous. The hinder limbs elongate. ... Tail cylindrical, rather tapering. The pygopus. pygopus ..."

2. Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum by British Museum (Natural History), John Edward Gray (1845)
"pygopus. Scales of the back keeled. Preanal pores numerous. The hinder limbs elongate. ... Tail cylindrical, rather tapering. The pygopus. pygopus ..."

3. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatises on the Principles of by William Somerville Orr (1855)
"... the extremities are entirely deficient. The majority of the species are inhabitants of Australia, but Fig. 32.—pygopus ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.), Royal Society of Victoria (1894)
"pygopus, Merr. Parietal bones distinct. Tongue slightly nicked at the tip, with rows of large round papillae inferiorly. Ear exposed. ..."

5. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1841)
"... which heretofore has been placed with pygopus, appears to be the type of a new family. It, Delma and pygopus are all found in ..."

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