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Apr302015

151: Cheers!

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Watch out because we're burping up facts and trivia about booze and beers! After 150 episodes, we're revisiting our topic from episode one! Find out why the next time you drink wine, you should really make a toast to Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde creator, Robert Louis Stevenson. Learn about the strange types of mead, or honey wine, and Colin's got his beer/thinking cap on with a quiz about brewskies. Alcoholic plants, and yes, alcoholic animals. Specifically, a real bear who enjoyed beer way too much.

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Such great inspired post! It is motivational sharing on this place for developing the reader’s skills.

Hello! I just wanted to submit an 'Um, Actually' regarding the question in the quiz about dinosaurs and reptiles and whatnot.

Birds are technically dinosaurs, but dinosaurs are not birds. Also, they don't really fit in with the classical term 'Reptile.' The word Reptile comes from Linnaean taxonomy where they grouped things based on shared characteristics. Nowadays, we tend to group things based on evolutionary history ('relatedness'), and since the group 'Reptile' includes a number of types of animals, yet excludes other animals that descended from those groups (like birds), the term Reptile is falling out of favor in scientific communities. The new system has basically infinite nodes (clades) instead of the 7 categories of Linnaean taxonomy. Instead of 'Reptiles' we could use something like the clade 'Sauropsida' which includes what we think of as 'Reptiles' along with birds (but not mammals which would be in the clade 'Synapsida').

Sorry if that was confusing! Also good to hear the shout out to Brontosaurus! Also, we still have Triceratops, and never lost it. There is the study that claims it is a juvenile form of Torosaurus, but because of the way Zoological nomenclature works, name priority goes to that which is named first. So if anything we would lose Torosaurus, NOT Triceratops, regardless of which one is the adult. And that paper is still debated by people so it's by no means the end-all be-all of that issue :)

May 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

Birds are technically dinosaurs, but dinosaurs are not birds. Also, they don't really fit in with the classical term 'Reptile.' The word Reptile comes from Linnaean taxonomy where they grouped things based on shared characteristics. Nowadays, we tend to group things based on evolutionary history ('relatedness'), and since the group 'Reptile' includes a number of types of animals, yet excludes other animals that descended from those groups (like birds), the term Reptile is falling out of favor in scientific communities

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