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RE: Snake's knees (was Re: Dinosaurs Breathed Like Birds)



> (Of course, if someone did discover the knee of a snake, it 
> might indeed be an important discovery!)

Which reminds me that Ernest Hemingway wrote a treatise on the origin
and early evolution to snakes. It was called (drum-roll please):
"Farewell to Arms"
:-D
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Tim Williams
> Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 1:18 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Snake's knees (was Re: Dinosaurs Breathed Like Birds)
> 
> Andrew Simpson wrote:
> 
> >Ninjemys? Is this named after Cathy Ninjemy the comedian? 
> Otherwise I 
> >don't get it.
> 
> No, it means "Ninja turtle".
> 
> >I am fighting the desire to ask if the reason that 
> Montypythonoides is 
> >dubious is because all they found was its knee. (ni)
> 
> _Montypythonoides riversleighensis_ was synonymized with the 
> extant python genus _Morelia_, so it is no longer considered 
> a valid genus.  Hopefully this will set your mind at ease.
> 
> (Of course, if someone did discover the knee of a snake, it 
> might indeed be an important discovery!)
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Tim
> 
> 
>