Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the infraorder Scincomorpha — the Old-World lizards.

Etymologies

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Lacerta +‎ -idae

Examples

  • The Selmunett lizard is a member of the wall lizard family, known as Lacertidae, which are present in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

    Mongabay.com News

  • The family Lacertidae, characterized by small, long-tailed lizards, is represented in the hotspot by more than 60 species, a quarter of the world total, while the family Viperidae, stocky venomous snakes, is represented by nearly 20 species.

    Biological diversity in the Mediterranean Basin

  • Beitrafe zur taxonomischen Revision der Gattung Lacerta (Reptilia: Lacertidae).

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Key endemic reptile groups include geckos (Gekkonidae), chameleons (Chameleonidae), skinks (Scincidae), lacertid lizards (Lacertidae), worm-snakes (Typhlopidae), and true snakes (Atractaspididae, Elapidae, and Colubridae).

    Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic

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