From syn- + Ancient Greek κραντήρες (krantḗres, “wisdom teeth”) + -ian.
syncranterian (comparative more syncranterian, superlative most syncranterian)
- (herpetology) Having teeth in one continuous row.
1860, Edward Drinker Cope, “Notes and descriptions of new and little known species of American Reptiles”, in Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, volume 12, page 342:
- The three Tropidonotes here described possess the true syncranterian type of dentition.
1987, Beat Schätti, “The Phylogenetic Significance of Morphological Characters in the Holarctic Racers of the Genus Coluber”, in Amphibia-Reptilia, volume 8, number 4:
- The type species, C. constrictor, definitely has syncranterian dentition.