: a genus of long-tailed slow-moving chiefly terrestrial lizards (family Anguidae) that are widely distributed in western North America see alligator lizard

Word History


New Latin, from Greek gerrho- (from gerrhon hide-covered shield, anything made of wickerwork) + New Latin -notus; akin to Old Norse kjarr bush, kass willow basket, Armenian car tree

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“Gerrhonotus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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