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In a message dated 6/25/00 12:04:40 AM Pacific Daylight Time, ELurio@aol.com
> Well, I have read that they found some dicynodont skin impressions and they
> looked "reptillian" which means that they probably were Mammal-like
> while cynodonts probably looked like mammals.
The only non-mammalian synapsid skin impressions I am aware of were, I think,
from a dinocephalian and showed a glandular skin without hair or scales.
Synapsids, even the very primitive ones, probably looked rather different
from what we think of as typical reptiles.