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lizard Reptile found on every continent; there are 20 families, c.3000 species. Most have a scaly, cylindrical body with four legs, a long tail and moveable eyelids. Some species such as glass snakes, slow-worm and some skinks, have reduced or absent limbs. Most lizards are terrestrial, and many live in deserts. There are also semi-aquatic and arboreal forms. Many lizards have an autotomic defence mechanism – they shed their tail when attacked. Most lay eggs rather than bear live young. They feed mainly on insects and vegetation. They range in size from the c.5cm (2in) gecko to the 3m (10ft) komodo dragon. Order Squamata; sub-order Sauria. See also chameleon; gecko; iguana; monitor

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liz·ard / ˈlizərd/ • n. a reptile that typically has a long body and tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and a rough, scaly, or spiny skin. • Suborder Lacertilia (or Sauria), order Squamata: many families.

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lizard XIV. ME. lesard(e) — OF. lesard, -arde (mod. léz-), repr. L. lacertus, lacerta, which appears to be identical with lacertus muscle.

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lizard See SAURIA.

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