Definition of Desert iguana
1. Noun. Small long-tailed lizard of arid areas of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.
Generic synonyms: Iguanid, Iguanid Lizard
Group relationships: Dipsosaurus, Genus Dipsosaurus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Desert Iguana
Literary usage of Desert iguana
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"Genus Dipsosaurus. Si%e small—about twelve inches. Pale brown, a net-work of darker brown. desert iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis. Distribution. ..."
2. All About Animals Around the World by Lisa Vitarisi Mathews (2005)
"Down in the desert where the cactuses grow, a desert iguana scurried by, and I said Whoa! Down in the desert where the cactuses grow, a roadrunner ran by, ..."