HyperDic: class_reptilia

English > 1 sense of the expression class Reptilia:
NOUNanimalclass Reptilia, Reptiliaclass of cold-blooded air-breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny plates
English > class Reptilia: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningClass 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.
SynonymReptilia
Member ofVertebrata, subphylum Vertebrata, Craniata, subphylum Craniatafishes
MembersAnapsida, subclass Anapsidaoldest known reptiles
Archosauria, subclass ArchosauriaA large subclass of diapsid reptiles including
Lepidosauria, subclass Lepidosauriadiapsid reptiles
Synapsida, subclass SynapsidaExtinct reptiles of the Permian to Jurassic considered ancestral to mammals
reptile, reptilianAny cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
Broaderclass(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
Spanishreptiles
CatalanReptilia, Rèptil

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