2 thoughts on “Cladistics”

  1. Thanks for the laughs.

    I used to take seat of my university's herpetology club. The easiest way to peeve off a herpetoculturist, fancy word for reptile hobbyists, is that they don't fall under the same clade.

    A turtle falls under its own clade. Crocodiles are grouped together with birds. Monitor lizards and snakes are their own lineage from mosasaurs. None of them are actually closely related to each others.

    Saying all those gets the average laysperson hot-blooded and angry that their view of the natural world has been debunked.


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