What is a reptile?

Malcolm Shute mshute at cs.man.ac.uk
Thu Sep 24 11:12:56 EST 1992

This is almost certainly the wrong group for me to be posting this question...
I would be grateful if some kind person would politely tell me where it would
be better to ask such layman-type questions.

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)?

Thanks in advance... it's puzzled me for ages... and no-one has yet given me
any answer at all (let alone a satisfactory one).

Malcolm SHUTE.         (The AM Mollusc:   v_ at _ )        Disclaimer: all

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