Definition of collared lizard in English:

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collared lizard

noun

A lizard that is typically marked with spots and bands and has a distinctive black-and-white collar. It is found in dry rocky areas in the southern US and Mexico.
  • Crotaphytus collaris, family Iguanidae.
Example sentences
  • We measured the asymmetry of five mensural and seven meristic characters of 175 collared lizards from north-central Oklahoma.
  • These hot and dry rocky slopes support scorpions, tarantulas, collared lizards, pygmy rattlesnakes, roadrunners, and prickly pear cacti.
  • Though Joshua Tree may look devoid of wildlife, even a short walk out in the desert will quickly reveal a myriad of freshly dug holes, where pocket mice, collared lizards, rabbits, or desert tortoises have burrowed.

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Syllabification: col·lared liz·ard

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