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- n. Plural form of lepidosaur.
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My supervisor is Michel Laurin ... the placodonts are a means to an end (testing the Rieppel School hypothesis that euryapsids and turtles and lepidosaurs are close relatives).
Many years later euryapsids had vanished into the lepidosaurs sphenodon, snakes and lizards-all diapsids as a secondary change, and then there was the term “sauropsid” which I saw for the 1st time at AMNH which gathered together all non synapsids and non turtles.