sand lizard


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Synonyms for sand lizard

a common and widely distributed lizard of Europe and central Asia

one of the most abundant lizards in the arid western United States

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Thermal Relations, Metaabolism and Winter Dormancy of the Sand Lizard, Acanthodactylus boskianus.
The sand lizard is also extremely rare on these shores (like the smooth snake, it's protected under UK law), yet widely distributed across most of Europe.
The story begins with the 11-year-old Indigo's recollection of life in her Sand Lizard home land, a riverside sandy garden in southern Arizona, during the time of Ghost Dance fervor and US military intervention.
Reproductive cycle of the Namaqua sand lizard, Pedioplanis namaquensis (Squamata: Lacertidae), from southern Africa.
RARE species like the stone curlew, nightjar and sand lizard are facing extinction because of the degradation of much of their heathland habitat, conservationists warned yesterday.
Others include the water vole, pipistrelle bat, grey partridge, aquatic warbler, sand lizard, great crested newt and the natterjack toad.
Its main character is Indigo, a young girl of the Sand Lizard people, who live in the border area of Arizona and Southern California.
In the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis), unfertilized eggs are easily identified, and we exploit this phenomenon to estimate the frequency of male sterility in a natural population, and look for increased fertility with increased number of female matings and partners.
Data is coming from the dormouse, sand lizard and natterjack toad monitoring projects in north east Wales, and Black Grouse data from RSPB Cymru.
When Ginger McCain, trainer of prize nag Red Rum, was given the freedom of Sefton 10 years ago, he said he had dreamed of creating "the finest stables in the world" in the borough - but couldn't because of sand lizard nonsense.
The sand lizard was once commonly found on dunes and heathland in Britain, but the gradual destruction of its habitats has led to its extinction in many places.
Winners of other categories in the competition included shots of coots sparring, Canada geese and mallards wandering through the snow, mountain hares, a black and white portrait of frogs, a male sand lizard - the rarest lizard in the UK, and a shot of dragonflies in dew.
Nuptial coloration in the sand lizard, Lacerta agilis: an intra-sexually selected cue to fighting ability.
The reproductive cycle of the spotted sand lizard, Meroles suborbitalis was studied from a histological examination of gonads.