Origin of sphenodon
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In the young Sphenodon the vomers bear teeth, as they do also in Proterosaurus.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
In Sphenodon the anterior pterygoid muscle arises from the dorsal surface of the pterygoid bone and from the adjacent bones.
I described to her the brain, the pineal organ in Anguis, Sphenodon's pineal eye, etc.The Journal of a Disappointed Man
Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
This most exceptional of lizards is one found in New Zealand, and named Sphenodon.
Anyhow, Sphenodon is the reptile which stands nearest to the main stem of our ancestry.The Last Link
- the technical name for the tuatara
C19: from Greek sphēn a wedge + odōn a tooth
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