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Ira
08-07-2005, 10:40 PM
Hey, so what's going on with the genus name of the milii these days, is it back to Underwoodisaurus or is it still Nephrurus? I am curious. Thanks a lot.



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My FAT female milii from Jerry. Thanks again Jerry!! She's great.

JBReptiles
08-07-2005, 11:03 PM
i think it is still nephrurus..nice female shes a fatty...

Nathan Hall
08-08-2005, 12:09 AM
I don't think you will ever get a straight answer. There is a taxonomy/systematics forum on here, and I posed this question a long time ago. I know it has flip-flopped. I prefer Underwoodisaurus, but I'm not a taxonomist. Morphologically, they are similar to "true" knob-tails. I guess if they had little "knobs" at the end of their tails there would be no question.

Jerry Peebles
08-08-2005, 02:40 AM
Ira, you must be feeding her good, for she is fatter than I remember! I think, for the most part, they are now considered Underwoodisourus by the "experts." Plus, like Nathan, I would rather think of them as Underwood's and not Nephrurus.

Jerry.

Justin
08-08-2005, 08:44 AM
I agree, they've always been Underwoodisaurus to me.