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  • proper noun obsolete A taxonomic order for all extinct large salamander-like amphibians.
  • proper noun A clade containing all vertebrates with toes rather than fins, as well as a few of the most closely related lobe-finned fish.


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From Ancient Greek.


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  • "But from the Stegocephalia; of the order Ecaudata --"

    The Moon Pool 1919

  • "In the oldest Batrachia, the Stegocephalia, we find a continuous dermal covering of the upper and lateral parts of the skull; *** the number of these dermal ossi - fications is nearly constant.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 1771


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