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

Definition of Xantusiidae

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

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History and Etymology for Xantusiidae

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

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