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The order Squamata, or the scaled reptiles, are the largest recent order of reptiles , comprising .... molecular biology have found several distinct lineages, though the specific details of their int...

Squamates - Squamata - The Animal Encyclopedia

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Two characteristics that unite the squamates. The first is that they shed their skin periodically. Some squamates, such as snakes, shed their skin in one piece.

Squamata - New World Encyclopedia

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Apr 2, 2008 ... Squamata (scaled reptiles) is the most diverse order of extant reptiles, comprised ... to worms—squamates share many of the same traits. ... The exact relationships within these two suborders are not entirely certain yet, though ...

Snakes and Lizards (Squamata): Skulls and Skeletons by Order ...

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There are over 6500 species of snakes and lizards found in the order Squmata. ... Known by their characteristic eyes, long tongues and, in many species, crests ...

General Description and Definition of the Order Squamata

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The three suborders of the Squamata include the Sauria (lizards) and the. Serpentes .... and the characteristic cranial features of snakes were in place by this time. These ... In particular, the quadrate bone is more mobile than that of lizards ...

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Rather than laying eggs, some snakes and lizards bear their young live. ... although certain groups such as sea turtles and snapping turtles have lost this ability. ... These three groups are distinguished by characteristics of the teeth and jaw, ...

Lepidosauria | Natural History of Vertebrates

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Lizards are a paraphyletic group that does not include snakes, as the snakes are a particular group of derived, limbless lizards. Two major orders of Squamata ...

Snakes and Lizards: Squamata - Physical Characteristics - Species ...

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The 7,200 species of snakes, lizards, and wormlizards all fall under the order Squamata and are therefore known as squamates (SKWAH-mates). Perhaps the  ...

Squamata | Article about Squamata by The Free Dictionary

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The dominant order of living reptiles composed of the lizards and snakes. ... The latter group is basically a series of limbless lizards, and it is certain that snakes are derived from some ... The coloration of each species of lizard is characteristic.

Reptile Classification - Squamata - Vipers, Rattlesnakes, Etc.

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Vipers are members of the squamata order of reptiles, which includes snakes and lizards. This diverse family ... Common Traits of Viperidae Snakes. Most are ...

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Order Squamata
The Squamata are the most successful order of Cenozoic reptiles, with some six thousands recent species (more species than there are mammals!). They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in such diverse modes of life as climbers, burrowers... More >>
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Squamata includes the suborders Sauria (lizards) and Serpentes (snakes). ... Snakes have several unique characteristics that should allow you to readily ...

Squamata - UCL

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Limblessness is common in squamates (incluing snakes, amphisbaenians, ... be grouped with certain lizards to the exclusion of other lizard groups (e.g. Estes et al. ... Studies based on cladistic analysis of the morphological characteristics of ...

Reptiles

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General reptilian characteristics: tetrapods - a few have secondarily lost their limbs (snakes and glass lizards) have a protective skin covered with reptilian scales ...