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a protective structure resembling a scale

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Dir Lower being warmer and holding more diverse tropical habitats as compared to Dir Upper, a primarily temperate region, was found to be richer regarding squamate fauna.
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., 1979; Hulse et al., 2001; PGC, 2011; Wilson et al., 2012).
The species epithet refers to the squamate or densely clustered scalelike indument present in the petioles that is especially conspicuous when dry.
Squamate reptiles--lizards and snakes--are among the most diverse groups of vertebrates, with more than 9,000 living species.
Thermal performance of squamate embryos with respect to climate, adult life history, and phylogeny.
The UVB dose measured for two individual Texas horned lizards followed throughout most of their daily activity period on sunny days ([approximately equal to] 3 J/[cm.sup.2]) exceeds that for any other squamate reptile measured to date.
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.
Uterine gene expression in the live-bearing lizard, Chalcides ocellatus, reveals convergence of squamate reptile and mammalian pregnancy mechanisms.
Miles, "Patterns of covariation in life history traits of squamate reptiles: the effects of size and phylogeny reconsidered," American Naturalist, vol.
A Taxonomic Revision of South American Stenocercus (Squamate: Iguania) Lizards.