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Re: Endothermic Crocodiles - Naked Mole Rats?
On Fri, 26 Jan 1996 Stang1996@aol.com wrote:
> I've been thinking about this for the past couple of days, and it is a very
> interesting idea. I've got a question. Are there any fossils of the
> ancestors of naked mole rats? Do the closest relatives of naked mole rats
> have erect limbs?
If I recall correctly (I'm not CERTAIN, so correct me if I am wrong), the
closest relatives of NMRs have erect limbs, fur, and warm blood.
For those of you who don't know, Naked Mole Rats are
> ectothermic mammals (I'm not sure if they really are rats though)
Last I heard, distantly related to old world porcupines and some other
> in burrows in Somalia, have no hair, and have a hive-syyle society almost
> like bees (no joke).
And nothing like dinosaurs.
> If anyone wants to see some Naked Mole Rats there is a really cool exhibit of
> them at The Pacific Science Center in Seattle.
Yes; a very good exhibit.
> Peter Buchholz
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447