from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In mammalogy, a genus of extinct megatherioid edentates, or fossil sloths, remains of which occur in the bone-caves of South America.
- noun In herpetology:
- noun A genus of extant rhynchocephalous lizards of New Zealand. S. punctatus is known as the tuatera. The name is synonymous with Hatteria.
- noun A lizard of this genus.
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- noun (Zoöl.) Same as
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- noun The
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- noun coextensive with the order Rhynchocephalia: tuataras
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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.