from The Century Dictionary.
- 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) A division of edentates having the body covered with large, imbricated horny scales. It includes the pangolins.
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- proper noun A taxonomic
orderwithin the superorder Lepidosauria— the scaled reptiles.
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- noun diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards
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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 ''.
Get an eyeful of this: a new species of giant spitting cobra from eastern and north-eastern Africa (Squamata: Serpentes: Elapidae: Naja)
A revision of the dwarf Zonosaurus Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Cordylidae) from Madagascar, including descriptions of three new species.
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.