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Re: mammal-like reptiles is a good name?
Mark Sumner writes:
>Why should the term "mammal-like reptile" imply that "the early
>synapsids did not give rise to the mammals?"
Because it implies that these animals were "really reptiles that
looked like mammals". If you think like something other than a person
who is familiar with paleontology, it makes sense.
> Where else would you expect the mammals to spring forth? Non-mammal
> like reptiles? [snip]