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plural noun

: a subclass of fossil and recent reptiles first appearing in the early Permian, comprising reptiles with two temporal openings and a scaly skin, and including modern lizards, snakes, and tuataras
adjective or noun


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taxonomic synonym of squamata

Word History


Plural noun

New Latin, from lepid- + -sauria

New Latin, from lepid- + -sauria

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“Lepidosauria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lepidosauria. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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