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Re: Fwd: Re: Dominant Mesozoic varanids?
>From: Jonathon Woolf <email@example.com>
>Yes and no. Last I heard, mosasaurs are still considered to be
>_descended_ from varanids. However, on the evidence of the 'legged
>snake' _Pachyrachis_, mosasaurs are thought to be ancestral or at least
>a sister-group to snakes.
Whatever. Mosasaur still gets the gong from Jamie Farr because it
answers a question I didn't ask.
A list member helpfully forwarded the e-mail of a herpetologist
specializing in varanids; I've posed my question to him and will forward
(assuming his permission) any interesting info.
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