plural noun
Lep·​i·​do·​sau·​ria | \ ˌlepədōˈsȯrēə \

Definition of Lepidosauria

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: 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


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Definition of Lepidosauria (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of squamata

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Plural noun

lepidosaurian \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦⸗rēən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Lepidosauria

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 26 Jan. 2021.

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