Definition of Sphenodon. Meaning of Sphenodon. Synonyms of Sphenodon

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Definition of Sphenodon

Sphenodon
Sphenodon Sphe"no*don, n. [Gr. sfh`n a wedge + ???, ???, a tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) Same as Hatteria.
Sphenodon
Hatteria Hat*te"ri*a, n. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) A New Zealand lizard, which, in anatomical character, differs widely from all other existing lizards. It is the only living representative of the order Rhynchocephala, of which many Mesozoic fossil species are known; -- called also Sphenodon, and Tuatera.

Meaning of Sphenodon from wikipedia

- two species were previously identified: Sphenodon punctatus, or northern tuatara, and the much rarer Sphenodon guntheri, or Brothers Island tuatara, which...
- species, the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) of New Zealand, which in turn has two subspecies (Sphenodon punctatus punctatus and Sphenodon punctatus guntheri)...
- 220-100 million years ago; however, it is now represented only by the genus Sphenodon, which contains a single species of tuatara, native to New Zealand. Lepidosauria...
- (Sphenodon punctatus) from New Zealand. They were a quite ecologically diverse group, ranging from terrestrial carnivores and insectivores (Sphenodon)...
- 2017). "Macroevolutionary patterns in Rhynchocephalia: is the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) a living fossil?". Palaeontology. 60 (3): 319–328. doi:10.1111/pala...
- named in 1980 by Susan E. Evans. They are distantly related to the extant Sphenodon (tuatara of New Zealand) with which they shared a number of skeletal features...
- insculpta) Snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus and Sphenodon guntheri) Amphibians Giant salamanders (Cryptobranchus and...
- Jones; et al. (2011). "Hard tissue anatomy of the cranial joints in Sphenodon (Rhynchocephalia): sutures, kinesis, and skull mechanics". Palaeontologia...
- fecal–oral ****-biased transmission (mainly to males) Amblyomma (a tick) Sphenodon punctatus (tuatara) free-living infectious stages social behavior Plasmodium...
- of the pineal organs and adjacent parts of the brain in the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus)". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London...
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