Hat*te"ri*a (?), n. [NL.] Zool.

A New Zealand lizard, which, in anatomical character, differs widely from all other existing lizards. It is the only living representative of the order Rhynchocephala, of which many Mesozoic fossil species are known; -- called also Sphenodon, and Tuatera.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.