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a protective structure resembling a scale

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This is a problem because the majority of Neogene-age squamate fossils identified tend to be dentary and maxillary bones often due to collecting biases (Bell and Mead 2014).
In fact, Pennsylvania alone hosts 66 species of terrestrial mammals, >190 breeding birds, and an abundance of squamate reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and plants that fishers can incorporate into their diets (Wherry et al.
Studies of squamate biology, however, have been hampered by controversy over their evolutionary relationships, and some researchers consider their family tree to be unresolved.
The outer, beta keratin-rich layer of the squamate epidermis bears intricate fine sculpturing (microornamentation), which varies from base to apex of an individual scale.
In addition to well-preserved macroscopic vertebrate remains, the dermoskeleton microremains of a number of squamate early vertebrate species are extremely abundant in Ohesaare and form bone beds in several levels of the section (Nestor 1990; Marss & Nestor 2014).
Squamate remains are relatively rare at Lo Hueco, but the specimens are recognized as highly diverse when compared to the available record from the Late Cretaceous of Europe.
Cutaneous mycobiota of captive squamate reptiles with notes on the scarcity of Chrysosporium anamorph Nannizziopsis vriesii.
In this last exercise, the "descent with modification" schema is transferred from squamate reptiles to all organisms.
Therefore, thermoregulation might be the most important factor in determining squamate habitat use patterns (Grant 1990, Peterson et al.
More generally, much of the interspecific variation in thermoregulatory tactics among squamate reptiles may reflect differences in species-specific costs and benefits of thermoregulation rather than variation among habitats.
Broad-scale patterns of body size in squamate reptiles of Europe and North America.
Patterns of covariation in life history traits of squamate reptiles: the effects of size and phylogeny reconsidered.