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RE: ... cool ...: Heloderma venom evolution

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Posted by: BGF at Sun Jan 31 04:29:01 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by BGF ]  
   

G'day mate

Where did you get that they are living dinosaurs? They are not only deep deep within the lizard clade but are quite derived lizards at that.

Cheers
B


>>... & very kind of you to take the time to post it here for us to ponder :]
>>
>>.. but what I cant get away from .... is the idea of varanids being "lizards" ... reptilian tetrapods yes ....but surely living dinosaurs ... then the conundrum of the intermediary forms like anguids ....mebbe make the case for a bridge .... ???
>>
>>..anyway best of luck to you & the several other's well placed in herpetological research community for once again taking the time to teach :}
>>
>>...best regards, John Gunn
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Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry
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Venomics Research Laboratory,
Department of Biochemistry,
Bio21 Institute,
University of Melbourne
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