Squamata

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Squamata diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Squamata skwȧ*mā"tȧ (Zoöl) A division of edentates having the body covered with large, imbricated horny scales. It includes the pangolins.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Squamata In herpetology, the scaly reptiles. An order of Reptilia, established by Oppel in 1811. It was composed of the saurians or lizards (including crocodiles) and snakes or ophidians, divided accordingly into Saurii and Ophidii. Its contents were the modern orders Crocodilia, Lacertilia, and Ophidia, with, however, one foreign element (Amphisbæna).
    • Squamata In mammalogy, scaly mammals; a group of the Entomophaga or insectivorous edentates, containing the single family Manididæ, the scaly ant-eaters, or pangolins, in which the body is squamated, being covered with horny overlapping scales. The group is now usually ranked as a suborder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Squamata a division of reptiles, including lizards and serpents
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. squamatus, scaly
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. squamosussquama, a scale.

Usage

In literature:

STERZINGER, I.: 1907, Ueber das Leuchtvermoegen von Amphiura squamata, Sars.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
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