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reptile

1. (Science: zoology) An animal that crawls, or moves on its belly, as snakes, or by means of small, short legs, as lizards, and the like. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path; But he that has humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. (Cowper)

2. (Science: zoology) One of the reptilia, or one of the amphibia.

The amphibians were formerly classed with reptilia, and are still popularly called reptiles, though much more closely allied to the fishes.

3. A groveling or very mean person.


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Re: Pentadactyl limb....

Pentadactyl limbs is a common feature found in tetrapods. The class amphibian, reptile, aves (birds), and mammals fall under this superclass tetrapods. The order primates fall under the class mammalia (mammals). So primates are mammals and they are Pentadactyl.

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by Jean1Mack
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Pentadactyl limb....
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Re: the question of life

... the transcendence for another evolutionary shape. Where are the dinossaurs, the lions, the whales, the eagles? The gorillas? But, the small reptile called cyanodont was the chosen by Nature for getting the transcendence to mammals. If you think with me how this world vision is making bad ...

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by TheMatrixDNA
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:15 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The question of life...
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Re: The Most Primitive Respiratory System

chikis "The embryos (the earliest stage of and development of both plants and animals) of fish, reptile, birds and mammals are very similar and this are evidence that they evolved from a distant common ancestor. Embroyology shows that all have gill slits and tails in ...

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by JorgeLobo
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:39 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Most Primitive Respiratory System
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Re: Why are animals so quiet?

... as mice. reading your question has also given me another new thought. Birds are more ancient than mammals, evolving more or less, away from their reptile cousins, but reptiles do not make much noise. Indeed snakes don't even hear high pitched sounds, only low reverberations. So did birds become ...

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by animartco
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are animals so quiet?
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The Most Primitive Respiratory System

... one of the evidence of evolution. The embroyos (the earliest stage of and development of both plants and animals) of fish, reptile, birds and mammals are very similar and this are evidence that they evolved from a distant common ancestor. Embroyology shows that all have ...

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by chikis
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:21 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Most Primitive Respiratory System
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