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

Your very welcome.

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