Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An artificial division of vertebrates including those that produce their young alive; -- opposed to Ovipara.

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Examples

  • When we returned to our Burren I began repeating the "work" for our native lizards, the common lizard, Lacerta vivipara and the legless lizard, the slowworm Anguis fragilis (although the latter was probably introduced into the Burren as they are not native to Ireland).

    Country diary: The Burren, Ireland

  • Elevated atmospheric CO2 affects decomposition of '' Festuca vivipara '' (L.)

    Phenotypic responses of arctic species to changes in climate and ultraviolet-B radiation

  • Effects of maternal parasite load on offspring life-history traits in the common lizard Lacerta vivipara.

    Parasite Rex

  • Common reptile species include asp viper Vipera aspis, viviparous lizard Lacerta vivipara, wall lizard Podarcis muralis and the green lizard Lacerta viridis.

    Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, Switzerland

  • * This species is more usually known as Lacerta vivipara but, because Lacerta is otherwise paraphyletic, Mayer & Bischoff (1996) have argued that it warrants generic distinction.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Common amphibians and reptiles include: Lacerta vivipara, Rana arvalis, Agkistrodonhalys sp.,

    Sayan montane conifer forests

  • The rare herb, Ramusatia vivipara, is limited to specialized habitats.

    Guinean montane forests

  • But to continue our overview: the remainder of book II (from chapter 5 on) discusses the causes of the embryological development of vivipara, while the ovipara are the primary focus in book III, which closes with a discussion of animals that are not sexually generated, including those that arise ˜spontaneously.™

    Aristotle's Biology

  • In the vivipara it is large and rich in blood, because of their natural heat; while in the ovipara it is small and dry but capable of expanding to a vast extent when inflated.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • To none of such parts, however, does the proper office of a horn belong; for they are never used, as are the horns of vivipara, for purposes which require strength, whether it be in self-protection or in offensive strife.

    On the Parts of Animals

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