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Definition of Stegocephali

Stegocephali
Stegocephala Steg`o*ceph"a*la, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? roof + ? head.] (Paleon.) An extinct order of amphibians found fossil in the Mesozoic rocks; called also Stegocephali, and Labyrinthodonta. Note: Their teeth, in transverse sections, usually show a labyrinthiform arrangement of the cement and dentine. The under side of the body was covered with bony plates. Some of the Stegocephala were of very large size, and the form of the body varied from short, stout forms to others that were as slender as serpents.

Meaning of Stegocephali from wikipedia

- have retained paired fins. Contrary to the old usage of this term, the Stegocephali refers to a clade in this scheme. This concept of the clade Stegocephalia...
- Steyer, J. S. (2003) "A revision of the Early Tri****ic “Capitosaurs” (Stegocephali, Stereospondyli) from Madagascar, with remarks on their comparative ontogeny"...
- J. Sebastien (2003). "A revision of the Early Tri****ic "captisaurs" (Stegocephali, Stereospondyli) from Madagascar, with remarks on their comparative ontogeny"...
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