plural noun

Definition of Stegocephalia

in some especially former classifications
: an order or other division of Amphibia comprising all the pre-Jurassic and many later extinct typically tailed and salamandriform amphibians usually with well-developed limbs and sometimes of large size — compare labyrinthodontia, lissamphibia

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History and Etymology for Stegocephalia

New Latin, from steg- + Greek kephalē head + New Latin -ia

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“Stegocephalia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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