[Taxacom] Reptilia

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 16 09:28:29 CDT 2009

On 2009-03-15 14:09, Kenneth Kinman wrote:
> P.S.  Why is the phrase "Birds are dinosaurs" any more correct or useful
> than "Birds are dinosaur descendants".

Some folks used to say "Humans are mammal descendants" rather than 
"Humans are mammals". There was once a fashion of placing humans in a 
separate *Kingdom* from other animals.

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