Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Lepidosauria — the scaled reptiles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A division of edentates having the body covered with large, imbricated horny scales. It includes the pangolins.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In herpetology, the scaly reptiles.
  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards

Etymologies

Latin squamatus ("scaly, having scales"), from squama ("scale") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is an essentially random distribution within Squamata, so it’s certainly conceivable that groups like anguids might have evolved this ability too.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Snakes are suborder within the order of '' Squamata '', class of reptiles ( '' Reptilia ''), subphylum vertebrats, phylum '' Chordata ''.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • A revision of the dwarf Zonosaurus Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Cordylidae) from Madagascar, including descriptions of three new species.

    Madagascar dry deciduous forests

  • Get an eyeful of this: a new species of giant spitting cobra from eastern and north-eastern Africa (Squamata: Serpentes: Elapidae: Naja)

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • 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.

    Reptile

  • 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.

    Reptile

  • 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.

    BBC News - Home

  • JL (2008) Phylogeny and systematics of Squamata (Reptilia) based on morphology.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Definition of the Philippine parachute gecko, Ptychozoon intermedium Taylor 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): redescription, designation of a neotype, comparisons with related species

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Ptychozoon intermedium Taylor 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): redescription, designation of a neotype, comparisons with related species.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

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