What is a reptile?

S. A. Modena samodena at csemail.cropsci.ncsu.edu
Fri Sep 25 03:47:36 EST 1992


In article <6195 at m1.cs.man.ac.uk> mshute at cs.man.ac.uk (Malcolm Shute) writes:
>
>My question, though, is what distinguishes the dinosaurs from other reptiles?
>In what ways are crocodiles, alligators *not* surviving dinosaurs (as usually
>seems to be claimed or implied)?
>
>Malcolm SHUTE.         (The AM Mollusc:   v_ at _ )        Disclaimer: all

Well, somewhere in the back of my head there is a memory of someone
very spefifically stating that the chief cladistic character of dinosaurs
is that they are extinct!  (And I'm not pulling your leg with that
answer.)

Your very welcome.

Steve
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