any of several species of long-tailed iguanid lizards of the genus Crotaphytus, of central and western U.S. and northern Mexico, usually having a collar of two black bands.
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How to use collared lizard in a sentence
Only two reptiles, a horned lizard and a collared lizard, were seen.
An ecological study of the collared lizard (Crotaphytuscollaris).A Distributional Study of the Amphibians of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico | William E. Duellman
Coyote melon (Cucurbita foetidissima) was eaten with reluctance but a collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) was quickly devoured.
An ecological study of the collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris).Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas | Artie L. Metcalf
Frequently they run like the collared lizard, on the hind feet.Pathfinder | Alan Douglas