from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various New World lizards of the genus Cnemidophorus, having a long, slender tail.

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  • n. Any of many New World lizards, of the genus Cnemidophorus, that have long, slender tails.
  • n. A fish, the blue grenadier, Macruronus novaezelandiae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the skua gulls, Stercorarius longicaudus, so called from the two long, slender tail-feathers.
  • n. A fish. See Tasmanian whiptail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of numerous very agile and alert New World lizards


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whip +‎ tail


  • The fence lizard and the whiptail are the most closely related of the pair, but even their last common ancestor still lived at least

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  • Hoxc11 and Hoxc12 were not analysed in the whiptail lizard.

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  • Evolutionary modifications of the posterior Hox system in the whiptail lizard and corn snake.

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  • There are several species of New Mexico whiptail lizards that reproduce exclusively by parthenogenesis.


  • Several lizard species that are adapted to the exposed, sun-baked landscape of West Texas are indicative of the succulent desert shrubland: the round-tailed horned lizard, the checkered whiptail, and the greater earless lizard.

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  • So few people in our community seem to care about what is happening to desert animals like the roadrunners, rock squirrels, whiptail lizards and kangaroo rats, let alone the great diversity of desert plants, who live in these places.

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  • But the New Mexico Whiptail, as well as several other all-female species of whiptail lizard, does reproduce, and all of its offspring are female.

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  • Several additional reptile species are near-endemics, including Drakensberg rock gecko (Afroendura niravia), giant spinytail lizard (Cordylus giganteus), and Breyer's whiptail (Tetrodactylus breyeri) (Branch 1998).

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  • They include all kinds of little animals like kangaroo rats, kingsnakes, horned lizards, whiptail lizards, vinegaroons, tarantulas, and a host of desert plant species.

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  • There are two endemic San Pedro Mártyr lizards, the sideblotched lizard Uta palmeri living in densities of 2,200/hectare, and the whiptail Cnenidophorus martyris; the only native mammal is also a Gulf endemic, the fish-eating bat Myotis vivesi (VU).

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