capitalized : a large genus of small iguanid lizards of North and Central America including the pine and sagebrush lizards
plural -es : any lizard of the genus Sceloporus

Word History


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

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“Sceloporus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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