Squamata

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Noun1.Squamata - diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards
animal order - the order of animals
Lepidosauria, subclass Lepidosauria - diapsid reptiles: lizards; snakes; tuataras
Lacertilia, Sauria, suborder Lacertilia, suborder Sauria - true lizards; including chameleons and geckos
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It is important to continue morphometry analyses on different species and cranial elements for a more comprehensive guide to identify fossil squamates.
The epidermis of squamates is composed of a series of discrete layers, the outermost of which is one cell layer thick and rich in beta keratin (Irish et ah, 1988; Maderson et ah, 1998).
The main recognized groups are fishes, turtles, squamates, crocodilians, and non-avian dinosaurs.
Amphisbaenians, or worm lizards, constitute a monophyletic group of highly specialized fossorial squamates with approximately 200 species (Pinna et al.
Elongate squamates, especially snakes, coil for many functional purposes including resting, feeding, defense, estivation, and hibernation (Roth, 2003; Heatwole et al.
Pyron had previously analyzed an evolutionary tree containing all groups of squamates, the group that comprises lizards and snakes.
Live bearing in Cretaceous marine lizards: first fossil record of viviparity in squamates.
It is widely assumed that there is a functional relationship in squamates between flicking of the tongue and delivery of chemical cues to the vomeronasal system (VNS; see Young, 1993), Electrophysiological data have demonstrated a close temporal correlation between the activity pattern of the tongue retractor system and stimulation of the sensory receptors in the vomeronasal organs (VNO; Meredith & Burghardt, 1978).
1758 Red-eared slider Trachemys scripta Schoepff, 1792 Squamates Five-lined skink Eumeces fasciata L.
1972; Stewart and Daniel, 1975) and in ontogenetic and/or evolutionary studies of squamates (Peterson, 1985; Harvery 1993; Harvery and Gutberlet Jr, 1995).