girdle-tailed lizard

girdle-tailed lizard

[gur-dl-teyld]
noun
any African lizard of the family Cordylidae, having a spiny tail used in defense.
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girdle-tailed lizard

any of various south and east African and Madagascan lizards belonging to the family Cordylidae. They are live-bearers, having as few as one to four young per litter

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