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Re: Perching, climbing, roosting was Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx



On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 12:43 PM, David Marjanovic
<david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
[snip]
>> > in the cause of "phylogenetic correctness". But the claim that
>> > mammals evolved from reptiles is incorrect, and needs to be
>> > jettisoned - along with the term "mammal-like reptile".
>>
>>  Good luck with that. seriously.
>
> Should be fairly easy. Few non-specialists have any clear idea on what
> "reptile" might mean. Exhibit A:
> http://www.livescience.com/animals/080103-new-salamanders.html "Salamanders
> are amphibians, not lizards".

I'd hazard most non-specialists are unaware of any non-mammal
synapsids but Dimetrodon, which they think is a dinosaur ...



-- 
Andreas Johansson

Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?