Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of reptilium.
  • n. Plural form of reptilian. (Animals of the class Reptilia)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A class of air-breathing oviparous vertebrates, usually covered with scales or bony plates. The heart generally has two auricles and one ventricle. The development of the young is the same as that of birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology:
  • (a ) In Linnæus's system of classification (1766), the first order of the third class Amphibia, including turtles, lizards, and frogs. See Amphibia, 2 .
  • A class of cold-blooded oviparous or ovoviviparous vertebrated animals whose skin is covered with scales or scutes; the reptiles proper.
  • n. Latin plural of reptilium.

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

  • n. class of cold-blooded air-breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny plates; once the dominant land animals

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Examples

  • Aves are descendants of reptiles, but they are excluded from reptilia, so reptilia is not a clade.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • But anyway if we go by the diagram on wikipedia - reptilia is a clade and it includes aves.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • But the traditional class reptilia is not a clade.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • ID guy: But anyway if we go by the diagram on wikipedia - But anyway if we go by the diagram on wikipedia - reptilia is a clade and it includes aves. and it includes aves.

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  • I never said anything about aves being "nested in reptilia."

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • Tom MH: The wiki diagram that ID guy linked to is misleading in that it places reptilia in the position where one might normally find the clade sauropsida, and indicates that reptilia is a monophyletic group.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • The wiki diagram that ID guy linked to is misleading in that it places reptilia in the position where one might normally find the clade sauropsida, and indicates that reptilia is a monophyletic group.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • That might be a cladists view of how the nomenclature should be applied, but tradition holds that reptilia does not include aves and so is not a clade.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • Dixit quoque Deus: Producat terra animam viventem in genere suo, jumenta, et reptilia, et bestias terræ secundum species suas.

    Snakes in the water and other discoveries

  • “Producat terra animam viventem in genere suo, jumenta et reptilia.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

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