Definition of Order Squamata

1. Noun. Diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards.




Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Squamata

order Scrophulariales
order Secotiales
order Selaginellales
order Siluriformes
order Siphonaptera
order Siphonophora
order Sirenia
order Solenichthyes
order Solenogastres
order Spatangoida
order Sphaeriales
order Sphaerocarpales
order Sphagnales
order Sphenisciformes
order Spirochaetales
order Squamata (current term)
order Stegocephalia
order Stereospondyli
order Stomatopoda
order Strigiformes
order Struthioniformes
order Synentognathi
order Taxales
order Temnospondyli
order Testacea
order Testudinata
order Testudines
order Tetraodontiformes
order Thecodontia
order Therapsida

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 ..."

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