A lizard of a large family (Lacertidae) to which most European lizards belong.
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of lacertid in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.