from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The geckolizards, or Ascalabota; in Cope's classification, a suborder or similar group of lizards characterized by the production of the proötic bone in front, the development of two suspensoria, the proximal expansion of the clavicles, and the underarching of the frontal bones of the olfactory lobes. It contains 2 families, Gecconidæ and Eublepharidæ, See cuts under gecko and Eublepharidœ. Formerly also Nyctisauria.


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