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Re: Shedding archosaurs?



I thought turtles (like mammals) were outside of the archosaur group.

Sure, but so are the lepidosaurs. Among the living, only crocodiles and birds are archosaurs, and neither shed their skin.


> crocodiles don't do it,

I considered that, but remained unsure, mostly because crocs have also gone back to being secondarily exothermic.

(If it's true.)

> birds don't do it...

...because they now molt.

Doesn't follow. They still have skin, and they don't shed it even on their feet.