Definition of Iguanid lizard
1. Noun. Lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males.
Generic synonyms: Lizard
Group relationships: Family Iguania, Family Iguanidae, Iguania, Iguanidae
Specialized synonyms: Common Iguana, Iguana, Iguana Iguana, Amblyrhynchus Cristatus, Marine Iguana, Desert Iguana, Dipsosaurus Dorsalis, Chuckwalla, Sauromalus Obesus, Callisaurus Draconoides, Gridiron-tailed Lizard, Zebra-tailed Lizard, Fringe-toed Lizard, Uma Notata, Earless Lizard, Collared Lizard, Leopard Lizard, Spiny Lizard, Sand Lizard, Side-blotched Lizard, Uta Stansburiana, Tree Lizard, Urosaurus Ornatus, Horned Lizard, Horned Toad, Horny Frog, Basilisk, American Chameleon, Anole, Anolis Carolinensis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Iguanid Lizard
Literary usage of Iguanid lizard
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... a stout-bodied iguanid lizard of the deserts of the Mexican border of the United States, distinguished by a single row of keeled scales along the spine. ..."
2. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1904)
"... seems highly probable, especially so in the light of the recent discovery of an iguanid lizard by Broom in the Karoo beds of South Africa. ..."
3. Denizens of the Desert: A Book of Southwestern Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles by Edmund Carroll Jaeger (1922)
"Not to mention the Gila Monster, the chuck- walla is our largest iguanid lizard, a full-grown individual attaining a length of eighteen inches. ..."