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Re: Language of saurian/reptilian beings

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, September 29, 2002, 13:35
Nik Taylor wrote:
> >Andreas Johansson wrote: > > That's ENTIRELY a question of definitions. If you take a cladistic view, > > dinosaurs (along with birds and mammals) are defintely reptiles (since > > they're all descended from a common ancestor) > >Mammals aren't reptiles, even in the cladistic view. Reptiles, birds, >and mammals are grouped together as Amniota, which is subdivided into >Synapsida (of which mammals are the only extant group) and reptilia, at >least, according to the Tree of Life site:
That disagrees with what my biology books in school said, but appears both more recent and authoritative. Anyways, I noted just after the bit you quoted that the group containing mammals, lizzards, dinos etc might be called something else. My point still stands, whether you look at what Tree of Life calls Amniota or Reptilia. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: