Definition of squamate
: any of an order (Squamata) of reptiles including the snakes and lizards and related extinct forms
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Squamates are snakes and lizards, and Archaeopteryx is the famous feathered fossil from Germany that represents one of the best known evolutionary links between dinosaurs and birds.
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Origin and Etymology of squamate
ultimately from Late Latin squamatus scaly, from Latin squama
First Known Use: 1968See Words from the same year
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