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Turtles more closely related to birds than lizards and snakes, genetic evidence shows
Having recently looked at more than a thousand of the least-changed regions in the genomes of turtles and their closest relatives, biologists have confirmed that turtles are most closely related to crocodilians and birds rather than to lizards, snakes, and tuataras.
Published On: 24-May-12 11:03 AM
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Never believe the Birdoes.sans livor
- 24-May-12, 12:17 PM #3
New evidence for old news.Keeper, breeder and photographer of geckos.
As turtles evolutionarily precede birds its the otherway round isn't it. Birds are just feathered reptiles.sans livor
- 24-May-12, 01:32 PM #5As turtles evolutionarily precede birds its the otherway round isn't it. Birds are just feathered reptiles.
So if any Ornithologist tells you that Herpetology should be folded into Ornithology the reply is "Actually Ornithology is already folded into Herpetology, but we let you have another name because we don't want you either. "Keeper, breeder and photographer of geckos.
- 24-May-12, 01:34 PM #6
xkcd: Herpetology The first panel may be wrong but the second is amazing.Keeper, breeder and photographer of geckos.
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