sce·​lop·​o·​rus | \ sə̇ˈläpərəs \

Definition of sceloporus

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

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History and Etymology for sceloporus

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 Sep. 2020.

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