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sand lizard Line breaks: sand liz¦ard

Definition of sand lizard in English:


A small ground-dwelling Old World lizard favouring heathland or sandy areas.
  • Lacerta agilis (of Eurasia), and genus Pedioplanis (of Africa), family Lacertidae
Example sentences
  • The New Forest will also change, with rare reptiles such as the sand lizard and smooth snake preferring the warmer conditions.
  • The effects on any reptiles present such as the sand lizard or smooth snake would be minimal, both in terms of their low numbers and the ample scope for their relocation if necessary.
  • We review postcopulatory phenomena in the Swedish sand lizard and adder, and in particular, links between female promiscuity, determinants of paternity, and offspring viability.
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