class Reptilia


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Related to class Reptilia: class Mammalia, class Aves
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Noun1.class Reptilia - class of cold-blooded air-breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny platesclass 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
Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata - fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
reptile, reptilian - any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
Anapsida, subclass Anapsida - oldest known reptiles; turtles and extinct Permian forms
Lepidosauria, subclass Lepidosauria - diapsid reptiles: lizards; snakes; tuataras
Archosauria, subclass Archosauria - a large subclass of diapsid reptiles including: crocodiles; alligators; dinosaurs; pterosaurs; plesiosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts
subclass Synapsida, Synapsida - extinct reptiles of the Permian to Jurassic considered ancestral to mammals
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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References in periodicals archive ?
Here he first describes species in Class Reptilia in the Orders Squamata, Crycodylia, and Testudinata and their infraorders, superfamilies, and families.
The Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, belongs to the class Reptilia, the order Testudiformes, and the family Trionychidae, and is native to China, Japan, Thailand, Russia, Vietnam, and Korea (Fritz et al., 2010; Lee et al., 2006).
"This is called Chamaelonidae from the Animalia kingdom, phylum Chordata and class Reptilia," he said, showing off his mastery of biological terminology.