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Noun1.Lepidosauria - diapsid reptiles: lizards; snakes; tuataras
class Reptilia, Reptilia - class of cold-blooded air-breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny plates; once the dominant land animals
order Rhynchocephalia, Rhynchocephalia - tuataras; extinct forms from middle Triassic
order Squamata, Squamata - diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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The alternative to the Linnaean system, as proposed by the advocates of phylogenetic nomenclature, is an approach in which taxa (lineages) are defined on the basis of their relationships to one another, under the model indicated above for Lepidosauria and Mammalia.