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Re: JP - Fog DNA
[For the record, I think this message was probably a little more harsh
than it needed to be, and Tom does know what it appears he doesn't
know below. He just misread the question... Now I hope it's clear
why I was hoping to kill this thread. In any case, the information
below is generally considered to be correct and probably well worth
distributing since NOT everybody knows this by now. -- MR ]
Tompaleo@aol.com wrote (first quoting Ken Sharman):
>> ) Which is the current group of animals closest to the dinosaurs -
>> frogs or birds...?
>It's still the Archosaurs. Crocodyles! The only surviving archosaur group.
And this guy calls himself a palaeontologist? Sure, the crocodylians are
the most closely related extant animals to dinosaurs, because birds _ARE_
dinosaurs! And they're _ALL_ archosaurs! I really thought that everybody
knew this by now.