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Lacerta

- Noun

The Lizard, a northern constellation.

- Noun

A genus of lizards. See Lizard.


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  • Lacerta oertzeni

    Lacerta oertzeni

    Lacerta oertzeni, the rock lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. It is found in Greece and Turkey. Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas, rocky shores, pastureland, plantations, and rural gardens. It is also called Anatololacerta oertzeni.

  • USS Lacerta (AKA-29)

    USS Lacerta (AKA-29)

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    Kronichthys lacerta is a species of armored catfish endemic to Brazil where it occurs in the Baia de Paranagu√° and Ribeira de Iguape River basins. This species grows to a length of 7 centimetres (2.8 in) SL.

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    Darevskia clarkorum is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae.

  • BL Lacerta

    BL Lacerta is the name of a long-standing music group, the BL Lacerta Improvisation Ensemble. Founded in Texas in 1976, BL Lacerta has performed with musicians and composers such as John Cage (who wrote one of his last compositions for the ensemble and performed with them at the Dallas Museum of Art in 1986), Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, David Behrman, and a variety of visual artists, actors, and dancers including members of Ensemble Modern, The Erik Hawkins Dance Company, and New Bohemians, to name a few. The group has also created a long series of live scores for classic silent films. The ensemble currently resides and works with student musicians and dancers in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.

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    Homaloxestis lacerta is a moth in the Lecithoceridae family. It was described by C.S. Wu and K.T. Park in 1999. It is found in Sri Lanka.

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