from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of Reptilia, having the skull monimostylic and cionocranial (with fixed quadrate bone and a columella), united mandibular rami, amphicœlian vertebræ, and no organs of copulation: named by Günther in 1867 from the genus Rhynchocephalus (or Hatteria or Sphenodon). See cut under Hatteria.
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- n. tuataras; extinct forms from middle Triassic
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