[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Triassic pterosaur found in Argentina + Amphicoelias vertebra replica + other news



For the same reasons that they were always considered reptiles while birds 
weren't. 

Remember this is taxonomy, not phylogenetics.

Jason



----- Original Message -----
From: Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Cc: 
Sent: Sunday, August 3, 2014 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: Triassic pterosaur found in Argentina + Amphicoelias vertebra 
replica + other news





On Sun, Aug 3rd, 2014 at 2:20 AM, Jura <pristichampsus@yahoo.com> wrote:

> According to IOC World Bird List (http://www.worldbirdnames.org/) there are 
> 10,534 extant bird
> species recognized. So birds still beat out reptiles (10,038 recognized 
> species), if just by a
> few hundred. It will be interesting to see where things stand in the next few 
> years.

How can crocs be considered 'reptiles' while birds aren't? Surely either all 
archosaurs are 'reptiles', 
or none of them are.

-- 
_____________________________________________________________

Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia              http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj

_____________________________________________________________