What is lizard?

  • (noun): Relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail.
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Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with more than 5600 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. The group, traditionally recognized as the suborder Lacertilia, is defined as all extant members of the Lepidosauria (reptiles with overlapping scales) that are neither sphenodonts (i.e., tuatara) nor snakes – they form an evolutionary grade. While the snakes are recognized as falling phylogenetically within the Toxicofera clade from which they evolved, the sphenodonts are the sister group to the squamates, the larger monophyletic group, which includes both the lizards and the snakes.

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More definitions of "lizard":

  • (noun): A man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him.
    Synonyms: lounge lizard