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Re: Lepidosaur cuteness factor?
As long as we're pulling digimorph images, let's not
forget my favorite ontogenetic comparison:
_Sphenodon punctatus_ adult (skull)
_Sphenodon punctatus_ juvenile (skull)
There you go, squamata and it's sister group.
Cladistic brackets away!
--- Christopher Collinson
> David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Your examples of gharials and cranes unfortunately
> slipped back into
> > archosaurs,
> > which are born cuter than most, as noted earlier.
> <<I haven't seen enough hatchling lepidosaurs to be
> <<able to support that statement.
> Well here are a few Lepidosaur juvenile to adult
> comparisons to firmly put the last nail in the
> of that statement. In all three examples the
> carachters common to all vertebrates are clearly
> Shinisaurus crocodilurus(Adult):
> Shinisaurus crocodilurus(Juvenile):
> Phrynosoma taurus (Adult):
> Phrynosoma taurus (Juvenile):
> Heloderma suspectum (Adult):
> Heloderma suspectum (Juvenile):
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