sceloporus

noun

sce·​lop·​o·​rus
sə̇ˈläpərəs
1
capitalized : a large genus of small iguanid lizards of North and Central America including the pine and sagebrush lizards
2
plural -es : any lizard of the genus Sceloporus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from scel- (from Greek skelos leg) + -porous (from Greek poros passage, pore); from the large femoral pores

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“Sceloporus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sceloporus. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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