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leopard lizard

noun
1.
any long-tailed lizard of the genus Gambelia, of the western U.S. and northern Mexico, having the body marked with spots and bars of dark or light brown or black.
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  • Elsewhere they have gone to court for the blunt-nosed leopard lizard and the giant kangaroo rat.
Encyclopedia Article for leopard lizard

any of three species of Gambelia in the lizard family Crotaphytidae. The long-nosed leopard lizard (G. wislizenii) is large and spotted; it inhabits arid and semi-arid areas in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The blunt-nosed leopard lizard (G. sila) occurs only in the deserts of central California; Cope's leopard lizard (G. copeii) is found from southern California in the United States to southern Baja California in Mexico

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