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girdle-tailed lizards

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  • girdle-tailed lizard — /gerr dl tayld / any African lizard of the family Cordylidae, having a spiny tail used in defense. * * * ▪ lizard  any of various south and east African and Madagascan lizards belonging to the family Cordylidae. They are live bearers, having as… …   Universalium

  • lizard — /liz euhrd/, n. 1. any of numerous scaly reptiles of the suborder Sauria, order Squamata, typically having a moderately elongate body, a tapering tail, and two pairs of legs held outward from the body, comprising mostly terrestrial and burrowing… …   Universalium

  • Cordylidae — Tropical Girdled Lizard, Cordylus tropidosternum Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Cordylidae — ▪ lizard family  family of small to medium sized lizards that range in length from 6 to 30 cm (2.4 to 11.8 inches). They occur in sub Saharan Africa and Madagascar and include about 10 genera and more than 80 species, which have spiny or… …   Universalium

  • Fauna of Madagascar — A good example of malagasy convergent evolution is the fossa, a malagasy carnivore that has evolved in appearance and behaviour to be so like a large cat that it was originally classified in Felidae, when it is in fact more closely related to the …   Wikipedia

  • Wildlife of Madagascar — The wildlife of Madagascar includes its flora and fauna and their natural habitats. The island has been isolated for about 70 million years. Because of this, a very high proportion of the plants and animals are endemic, occurring nowhere else in… …   Wikipedia

  • Squamata — This article is about the Squamata order of reptiles. For the Roman scale armour, see Lorica squamata. Scaled reptiles Temporal range: Late Triassic recent …   Wikipedia

  • reptile — reptilelike, adj. reptiloid /rep tl oyd /, adj. /rep til, tuyl/, n. 1. any cold blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, comprising the turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, amphisbaenians, tuatara, and various extinct members including the… …   Universalium

  • Cordylus — Tropical Girdled Lizard Cordylus tropidosternum Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Africa — /af ri keuh/, n. 1. a continent S of Europe and between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. 551,000,000; ab. 11,700,000 sq. mi. (30,303,000 sq. km). adj. 2. African. * * * I Second largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea,… …   Universalium

  • Panzergürtelschweif — (Cordylus cataphractus) Systematik Klasse: Reptilien (Reptilia) Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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