Xantusiidae

plural noun Xan·tu·si·idae \ˌzantəˈsīəˌdē\

Definition of Xantusiidae

  1. :  a small family of nocturnal carnivorous ovoviviparous terrestrial lizards of arid southwestern North America

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Origin and Etymology of xantusiidae

New Latin, from Xantusia, type genus (from János Xántus †1894 Hungarian ornithologist + New Latin -ia) + -idae


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