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girdled lizard

Line breaks: gir¦dled liz¦ard
(also girdle-tailed lizard)

Definition of girdled lizard in English:

noun

An African lizard with rough or spiny scales which give a banded appearance to the body and tail. Also called zonure.
  • Genus Cordylus, family Cordylidae: several species, in particular the common (or Cape) girdled lizard (C. cordylus)
Example sentences
  • Some chameleons, for example, have three prominent horns while girdle-tailed lizards have overlapping scaled armor.
  • All of the girdle-tailed lizards have very thick scales.
  • This girdled lizard lives in cracked boulders in montane grassland or well-wooded lower slopes.

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