Rhynchocephalia


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Rhynchocephalia

[‚riŋ·kō·sə′fāl·yə]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of lepidosaurian reptiles represented by a single living species, Sphenodon punctatus, and characterized by a diapsid skull, teeth fused to the edges of the jaws, and an overhanging beak formed by the upper jaw.
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The Rhynchocephalia had a worldwide distribution in the Late Jurassic (Evans, 1984; Gauthier et al., 1988) and their relatively robust structure could be compared to this new manus footprint.
In Rhynchocephalia manus all the digits are relatively stout.
Peabody (1948) attributed Triassic Rhynchosauroides to the Rhynchocephalia. Gaston et al.