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  • n. Plural form of squamate.

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  • The developmental bases of limb reduction and body elongation in squamates.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The differences are huge: something happened in the ancestor of the squamates that released this region of the genome from some otherwise highly conserved constraints.

    How to make a snake - The Panda's Thumb

  • There are some differences in Hox gene organization in the squamates as a whole, shared with both snakes and lizards.

    How to make a snake - The Panda's Thumb

  • So squamates have more junk in the genomic trunk, which is not necessarily expressed as an obvious phenotypic difference, but still means that they can more flexibly accommodate genetic variations in this particular area.

    How to make a snake - The Panda's Thumb

  • In the squamates, the evidence in the genome does not witness to intense selection for their particular arrangement, but instead, of relaxed selection — they are generally more tolerant of variations in the Hox gene complex in this area.

    How to make a snake - The Panda's Thumb

  • But now compare those same genes with the squamates, geckos, anoles, slow-worms, and corn snakes.

    How to make a snake - The Panda's Thumb

  • Speaking of squamates, check out Lizards and Snakes Alive at the American Museum of Natural History.

    How to make a snake - The Panda's Thumb

  • Vidal and Hedges collected and analyzed the largest genetic data set ever assembled for the scaly reptiles known as squamates.

    The Panda's Thumb: Shoptalk Archives

  • It has long been debated whether dinosaurs were part of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution KTR, from 125–80 Myr ago, when flowering plants, herbivorous and social insects, squamates, birds and mammals all underwent a rapid expansion.

    Neoceratopsian publications for 2008

  • Case in point: a forked tongue on Cotylorhynchus seems really unlikely, given that forked tongues are a condition in one derived clade of squamates including monitor lizards, Gila monsters, and snakes.

    Life's Time Capsule: The Synapsid Gallery

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