Definition of lacertid in English:

lacertid

Line breaks: la|cer|tid
Pronunciation: /ləˈsəːtɪd
 
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noun

Zoology
  • A typical lizard of a large family (Lacertidae) to which most European lizards belong.
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    • Lacertid scalation and body forms are similar to those of the teiids, although lacertids are usually smaller.
    • Despite this ecological variation, lacertids do not display an equivalent amount of anatomical variation.
    • Differences in data collection make direct comparisons between lacertids, gymnophthalmids, and teiids difficult.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Lacertidae (plural), from Latin lacerta 'lizard'.

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