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Re: [Fwd: Dinosaur Society]
Stewart, Dwight wrote:
> 2) Our local zoo, EVER THE PROMOTERS, have been advertising their two
> Kommodo Dragons (sp?) as "dinosaur survivors". I'm just anal retentive
> enough for this to rub me slightly wrong.
Drop one of the M's, and it'll be right. As for the wrong-way rub, I react the
same way, but I rationalize it thusly: I dunno how old the genus _Varanus_ is,
but certainly the varanid lizards have been around since the Mesozoic. So the
Komodo dragon lizard's ancestors did survive the K-T extinction, where dinosaurs
-- Jon W.