Definition of Order Squamata
1. Noun. Diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Lepidosauria, Subclass Lepidosauria
Member holonyms: Lacertilia, Sauria, Suborder Lacertilia, Suborder Sauria, Ophidia, Serpentes, Suborder Ophidia, Suborder Serpentes
Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Squamata
Literary usage of Order Squamata
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Water Reptiles of the Past and Present by Samuel Wendell Williston (1914)
"CHAPTER XI SQUAMATA The order Squamata, so called because of the dermal covering of overlapping horny scales, comprises the great majority of ..."
2. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"Order SQUAMATA. 1811. ... but do not occur east of India, the order Squamata consists of two suborders—the lizards (Sauria) and the snakes (Serpentes). ..."
3. The Principles of Stratigraphical Geology by John Edward Marr (1898)
"The families which predominate in Jurassic times have many representatives amongst the Cretaceous strata also, but the order Squamata is represented by the ..."
4. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1891)
"Referring only to the structure of the vertebral column and limbs the following table of diagnoses is given :— Order SQUAMATA. A. Pectoral arch or its ..."