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Re: Dino status

Eric Hall wrote-

> All the talk of feathers and warm-bloodedness plus the incredible
variation of dinosaur species has left me
> wondering: are dinosaurs still classed as reptiles or are they now
considered a class all their own?  What is > the general opinion on this

Dinosaurs (including birds) are reptiles, now that Reptilia has been defined
as all taxa more closely related to modern turtles, tuataras, squamates and
crocodilians than to modern mammals.

Mickey Mortimer