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[Dinosaurs are just big lizards?]
They are clasified under the same species. Are they not?
[5/31/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Submitted By: clemsecon
No, asshole, they are not.
5/31/2006 12:10:11 PM
Some sort of taxonomic reconstruction award, perhaps?
5/31/2006 12:14:22 PM
You know, I used to think the same thing.
Then I turned 7.
5/31/2006 2:09:19 PM
Umm, no. However, it's unfortunate that \"dinosaur\" means \"terrible lizard\". Or \"fearfully great lizard\", depending on your source.
5/31/2006 2:39:33 PM
No, no, no. Not even close.
5/31/2006 2:39:49 PM
Even a kindergartener could tell you otherwise. I could just imagine a hundred little kids beating this guy silly after making that stupid remark.
5/31/2006 3:18:34 PM
You are a fuckwit. Go away.
5/31/2006 4:22:01 PM
No. Please check your sources and pull your head out of your ass. Oh, wait, that was your source.
5/31/2006 4:22:09 PM
I could just imagine a hundred little kids beating this guy silly after making that stupid remark.
Hah! I love it.
5/31/2006 5:03:09 PM
Yeah, all lizards are classified as the same species.
In the Class Class, Reptilia, there is a Suborder called Lacertilia/Sauria which includes all lizards.
It contains up to 25 Families. There are approximately 350 Genera and over 3000 Species.
OVERDOSESURGE failed biology.
5/31/2006 6:19:23 PM
Yes, but only in the same sense that humans are the same species as yeast, just really big.
In other words, you're a fucktard, but you're (coincidentally) correct in one sense. Or would be, if you'd included the words \"could be\" instead of \"are\".
5/31/2006 7:11:44 PM
Haha! Looks like someone didn't memorize the taxonomy order in biology class!
6/1/2006 12:02:52 AM
Napoleon the Clown
Um, no. In fact, most dinosaurs were probably warm blooded. This is based off of how the bones grew.
6/1/2006 1:30:47 AM
I don't think this person can spell biology...
6/1/2006 3:38:10 AM
I found the Arctic Faunas, Speed and agility, Predator/prey ratios to promote a more convincing case for dinosaurs being warm blooded, than the bone analysis.
There's also the fact that Sauropsids eventually evolved into birds which are warm blooded and Therapsids eventually evolved into mammals which are warm blooded - if Therapsids and Sauropsids which had a common ancestor were not warm blooded, then endothermism must have been part of convergent evolution which is highly unlikely given the massive changes required AND the evidence above!
There's also the fact that fur and feathers were present in transitional forms and these would NOT have been advantageous, if the animals were not warm blooded. (in fact they would've been highly detrimental, so neither birds nor mammals would have arisen)
6/1/2006 3:57:50 AM
Napoleon the Clown
6/1/2006 9:32:38 AM
6/30/2006 10:40:52 AM
\"They are clasified under the same species. Are they not?\"
Yes, they are. Also, jellyfish and whales are fish, seals are dogs, wolverines are little wolves, tigerfish are evolutionary decendants of big cats, dragonflies breath fire, seahorses can be saddled and ridden through the country, cobra lillies are a species of snake, etc. etc. etc.
7/14/2006 10:09:00 PM
No. Dinosaurs look nothing like lizards. They classified under the same phylum, along with lizards, turtles, crocidles, and tuataras.
2/2/2007 2:27:34 AM
Someone has no grasp of what "species" tends to mean here.
10/23/2010 6:49:36 PM
What happened to "kind"?
10/23/2010 7:41:22 PM
But I think someone already pointed that out.
7/13/2011 10:29:51 AM
No. No. Fucking. No.
Lizards and dinosaurs are both reptiles, i.e. they have scales. The similarity ends there. Dinosaurs are part of the archosaur branch, lizards are from the lepidosaur branch.
1/12/2012 7:35:52 PM
oop. double comment.
1/12/2012 7:36:44 PM
No. Dinosaurs are classified as dragons.
1/12/2012 11:36:00 PM