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Re: Triassic mammal-like reptiles?
> > In a message dated 11/7/05 3:06:47 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > 'Mammal-like reptiles' have more or less been abolished in English,
> > similar phrases continue in other languages.
> On 11/7/05, Dora Smith <email@example.com> wrote:
> I consistently see them called "mammal like reptiles".
More like the term is in the process of being abolished. It still has
a strong tradition, even though "non-mammalian synapsid" is the
cladistically correct term. "Mammal relative" is the term I use when
explaining it to laypeople--I think it does the job nicely, and it's
shorter than both of those other, more cumbersome terms.
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