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Re: legless lizards?

-- Jura <pristichampsus@yahoo.com> wrote:

> According to the above cladogram, Townsend et al,
> seem
> 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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