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fence lizard Syllabification: fence liz·ard

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of fence lizard in English:


A small gray-brown North American spiny lizard that typically has bright markings and often basks on rail fences, logs, and tree stumps.
  • Sceloporus undulatus, family Iguanidae
Example sentences
  • Uncharacteristically for most squamates, the Eastern fence lizard (S. undulatus) exhibits a Bergmann size cline over its geographic range.
  • We are using comparative proteomics to identify candidate proteins that change with environmental conditions in zebrafish Danio rerio and fence lizard Sceloporus undulcttus.
  • Species studied have ranged from mosquitoes to butterflies, from fish to frogs, from tiny fence lizards to giant land iguanas in Galapagos, from hummingbirds to ostriches, from mice to elephants.
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