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Temporal range: Late Permian – Recent
A plumed basilisk
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Subclass: Diapsida
Infraclass: Lepidosauromorpha
Benton, 1983

The Lepidosauromorphs are a large group of reptiles. It includes all diapsids closer to lizards than to archosaurs.

The only living sub-group is the Lepidosauria: lizards, snakes, and the tuatara.

The most important fossil group, the Sauropterygia, includes the plesiosaurs.

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