Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In herpetology, the scaly reptiles. An order of Reptilia, established by Oppel in 1811. It was composed of the saurians or lizards (including crocodiles) and snakes or ophidians, divided accordingly into Saurii and Ophidii. Its contents were the modern orders Crocodilia, Lacertilia, and Ophidia, with, however, one foreign element (Amphisbæna).
- In mammalogy, scaly mammals; a group of the Entomophaga or insectivorous edentates, containing the single family Manididæ, the scaly ant-eaters, or pangolins, in which the body is squamated, being covered with horny overlapping scales. The group is now usually ranked as a suborder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A division of edentates having the body covered with large, imbricated horny scales. It includes the pangolins.
- n. diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards
- Latin squamatus ("scaly, having scales"), from squama ("scale") (Wiktionary)
“This is an essentially random distribution within Squamata, so it’s certainly conceivable that groups like anguids might have evolved this ability too.”
“Snakes are suborder within the order of '' Squamata '', class of reptiles ( '' Reptilia ''), subphylum vertebrats, phylum '' Chordata ''.”
“A revision of the dwarf Zonosaurus Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Cordylidae) from Madagascar, including descriptions of three new species.”
“Get an eyeful of this: a new species of giant spitting cobra from eastern and north-eastern Africa (Squamata: Serpentes: Elapidae: Naja)”
“The order Testudines includes turtles, the order Squamata includes lizards and snakes, the order Crocodylia contains crocodiles and alligators, and the order Rhynchocephalia contains the lizard-like tuataras.”
“Only the Testudines and Squamata are represented in Canada by 17 aquatic or semi-aquatic species of turtles and 10 aquatic or semi-aquatic snakes.”
“A new species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, southwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia: Zootaxa (preview of article) The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.”
“JL (2008) Phylogeny and systematics of Squamata (Reptilia) based on morphology.”
“Definition of the Philippine parachute gecko, Ptychozoon intermedium Taylor 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): redescription, designation of a neotype, comparisons with related species”
“Ptychozoon intermedium Taylor 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): redescription, designation of a neotype, comparisons with related species.”
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