Hatteria

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hatteria hăt*tē"rĭ*ȧ (Zoöl) A New Zealand lizard, which, in anatomical character, differs widely from all other existing lizards. It is the only living representative of the order Rhynchocephala, of which many Mesozoic fossil species are known; -- called also Sphenodon tuatara, and Tuatera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hatteria A genus of rhynchocephalous reptiles containing peculiar lizards of New Zealand, the only living representatives of the order Rhynchocephala, and the type of the family Hatteriidæ. H. punctata is known as the tuatera. Also called Sphenodon.
    • n hatteria [lowercase] A member of this genus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

And the crocodiles, with the Hatteria, were united with chelonians.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
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