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Re: legless lizards?
-- Jura <email@example.com> wrote:
> According to the above cladogram, Townsend et al,
> to suggest that iguanian archaic traits, are only
> superficial. This would mean that they re-evolved a
> fleshy tongue (which would have been long since
> decoupled from food acquisition; based off the close
> relationship to teiids), then re-evolved the upper
> temporal arch, and re-evolved a more robust skull to
> go with it.
That was supposed to say upper temporal fenestra, not
"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer
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