any of several lizards of the genera Algaria and Gerrhonotus, of western North America, having shinglelike scales and a fold along each side that permits expansion.
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How to use alligator lizard in a sentence
Along the way, a cottontail bounced pass, a handful of alligator lizards skittered across the rocks, and a family of mule deer munched at some vegetation along the trail, their large ears barely perking as I passed by.
It is called alligator lizard from its resemblance to a young alligator.Pathfinder | Alan Douglas