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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex? [long]

In a message dated 96-02-09 13:22:27 EST, pharrinj@PLU.edu (Nicholas J.
Pharris) writes:

>If you mean "reptiles" in the sense of all descendants of the commn 
>ancestor of turtles and crocodiles, then no, mammals are not a part of 
>that taxon, because we are not descended from that common ancestor.  If by 
>"reptile" you mean "an amniote that is not a mammal or a bird," then