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Taxonomy at its finest...

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Taxonomy at its finest...

Postby Primogen » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:33 am

Not sure if this has been discussed here before.
Came across this article the other. It seems to be a revision of an article from 2011(pay per view although)
Guess we better change the sites name, lol.

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-an ... here-s-why
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Re: Taxonomy at its finest...

Postby Warren Klein » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:15 am

lol, this article leaves much to be desired but it would seem simpler to just include birds as feathered reptiles. Reptiles in general do seem to be some of the most difficult creatures to classify due their huge variability, but we know them when we see them. I'm sure the animals themselves couldn’t care less about what the confused humans are calling them now days.
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Re: Taxonomy at its finest...

Postby Ruan Stander » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:41 pm

Mmmm all good and well, but birds will be called birds and reptiles will be called reptiles for aeons to come. That's what I would imagine at least.
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Re: Taxonomy at its finest...

Postby Westley Price » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:35 pm

I read this a few days ago and thought it made sense, but as Predator said, there's no way it will ever change, just like Pluto is most likely still seen as a planet in school (...I think).

What gets me is the fact that reptiles are cold blooded and birds not, so there is definitely a distinction to be made.
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Re: Taxonomy at its finest...

Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:04 pm

Very good point you make there Westley.
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