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lizard

(lĭz′ərd)
n.
Any of numerous squamate reptiles often classified in the suborder Lacertilia, characteristically having a scaly elongated body with a tapering tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and external ear openings.

lizard

[liz′ərd]
Etymology: L, lacerta
a scaly-skinned reptile with a long body and tail and two pairs of legs. The large Gila monster of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah and the beaded lizard of Mexico are the only North American lizards known to be venomous. The symptoms of their bites and the recommended treatment are similar to those of the bites from poisonous snakes, except that antivenin is not available.

lizard

any member of the reptilian order Lacertilia, the majority of which possess a long scaly body and tail, and four obvious limbs.

lizard

member of the suborder Lacertilia. There are about 2500 species of true lizards and allied groups. None of them is poisonous.

lizard poisoning
infection with the fluke platynosomumfastosum.
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If it feels threatened, a running lizard will stop and squat so it doesn't cast a shadow.
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A member of the Wildlife SOS rescue team, Hatam, who responded to the call said, "The lizard was quite large, and felt cornered and threatened.
The breeding of this rare lizard will allow the opportunity to study the lizards, giving insight into the complex ways they reproduce.
As per the investigation, value of the lizard in the domestic market is around 40,000 to 50,000 rupees whereas in the international market the prices rise upto 400,000 rupees to 500,000.
The lizard is approximately 5 ft in length, around half of which is tail, and is dark green and black in colour.
When running at full speed, a lizard uses its tail to adjust its attitude and recover from stumbles.
Carp, Ontario, Canada) fastened to the lizard with a harness (Richmond, 1998).