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?'s about reptiles and a worm
These questions aren't specifically about dinosaurs, but this group may
be a good place to ask. (You might think these questions are basic
enough to readily find the answers, but that's simply not the case.)
1. Are other reptiles besides squamates known to have overlapping
(lizard-like) scales? (I know that some squamates don't.)
2. Did the tuatara inhabit more of New Zealand than it does now (just
small islands) immediately prior to the arrival of Europeans, or even of
the native New Zealanders?
3. Do dominantly insectivorous lizards have truly determinant growth (or
do they continue growing very slowly in adulthood)?
4. I know I'm pushing my luck here on this one. Can someone tell me
where to find information on locomotion of nemertean worms? Some other
discussion group, perhaps? I've looked in all published sources I know
about, and the info I need just isn't there. (I'm asking because I have
some Pennsylvnaian crawling marks that look like they may show behavior
that has been observed in certain circumstances in modern nemerteans. No
evidence of nemerteans has ever been reported from the fossil record!)
For the last one, please just e-mail me direct. Thanks.
Norman R. King tel: (812) 464-1794
Department of Geosciences fax: (812) 464-1960
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org