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Lepidosaurians
 
Fossil range: Late Triassic - Recent
A Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard
 
A Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Sauropsida
 
Subclass: Diapsida
 
Infraclass: Lepidosauromorpha
 
Superorder: Lepidosauria
 
Orders
Sphenodontia
Squamata

The Lepidosauria are reptiles with overlapping scales. They include the tuataras, lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians. Lepidosaurians are the most successful of modern reptiles.

Lepidosauria is a superorder of Sauropsida and comprises the orders :

  • Squamata - scaled reptiles (lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians)
  • Sphenodontia or Rhynchocephalia - tuatara

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