Definition of night lizard in English:

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night lizard


A small dull-colored nocturnal lizard with large scales or bony plates on the head, occurring from the southwestern US to Central America.
  • Family Xantusiidae: several genera and species, including the desert night lizard (Xantusia vigilis.
Example sentences
  • Although abundant in their favored habitats, island night lizards are still sensitive to disturbance.
  • The desert night lizard is rarely seen, and was once thought to be rare throughout its range.
  • Although generally diurnal, the majority of geckos, the night lizards, and the Gila monster are nocturnal.

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Syllabification: night liz·ard

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