Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic class within the subphylum Vertebrata — the reptiles.

Etymologies

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Latin reptilis, "creeping"

Examples

  • Because Reptilia is not a clade, your counter argument falls apart: we do not expect a nested hierarchy in this group.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • You attempted to use Reptilia and Aves as an counter example but you failed because Reptilia is not a clade.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • In cladistics, Aves is nested in Reptilia through Diapsida.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • You attempted to use Reptilia and Aves as an counter example but you failed because Reptilia is not a clade.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • 'Reptilia' -- the class which exhibits the largest proportion of entirely extinct forms of any one type, -- that of the 'Crocodilia', has persisted from at least the commencement of the Mesozoic epoch up to the present time with so much constancy, that the amount of change which it exhibits may fairly, in relation to the time which has elapsed, be called insignificant.

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  • Basal synapsids (things like caseids, ophiacodontids and sphenacodontids) looked superficially reptile-like, and for this reason non-mammalian synapsids have traditionally been dubbed ‘mammal-like reptiles’, and even classified within Reptilia.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • It was properly defined as Reptilia + an obscure fossil group called Mesosauridae.

    Down with phyla! (episode II) - The Panda's Thumb

  • Dr. Andrew Smith, in his excellent work on "Reptilia," gives the following interesting account of the power of the serpent, and of other animals, to fascinate their prey.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • They just no longer fit into the class "Reptilia".

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  • The latter band was so impressed by the singer when the musicians first saw her that they recruited her to duet with singer Julian Casablancas on "Modern Girls and Old Fashion Men," the B-side to the group's "Reptilia" single.

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