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Old 03-07-2017, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Colibri View Post
This is kind of like the monkeys and apes thing where pedants used to be able to "correct" people who referred to apes as monkeys. As it turns out, cladistically speaking apes are just one kind of monkey (being more closely related to Old World Monkey than the latter are to New World Monkeys). If snakes are just legless lizards, there isn't too much justification for insisting that other kinds of legless lizards aren't snakes.
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