>You are more closely related to a rat than a crocodile is to an alligator. Posted on December 23, 2022 by Anonymous >You are more closely related to a rat than a crocodile is to an alligator.
That is total bullshit, crocodiles and alligators are in the same family.
mammal vs crocogatorus
>you are more related to a banana than a mushroom
>OP (me btw) is lyin-
BOOM, denyers BTFO
just start listening you common sense instead of this nonsense
This is not true. But! We are more related to salanamber than the sandamanner is to lizards
Bullshit. They look just slimy little lizards!
we don't know when sillymanders diverged from reptiles or mammals, so there is no basis for saying one is more related than the other aside from genetics and morphology, both of which indicate lizards are more closely related.
Oh I didn't know you were gnomish
Rats and humans are in different orders, crocodiles and alligators are not. Rats and humans diverged earlier than crocodiles and alligators. Verdict: no
Linnaean rank is not an indicator of degree of relatedness. Mammalian orders aren't equal to reptilian orders.
I know, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good indicator that OP is likely wrong
OP is very definitely wrong by any of the usual metrics.
temporal distribution, genetic similarity, and morphometrics are a few. Probably some others I'm not thinking of right off the bat.
the only question I have is if OP was cracking a joke about people misunderstanding phylogeny, and if so, who he hangs out with that is actually this dumb.
>the Paleogene was 40 years ago
>there are several ways to measure degree of relatedness and OP is a gay in all of them
based off-topic frogposters
Croc and gator diverged 80ma
Rodents diverged 106 ma
Where are the proofs different euarchontoglires diverged so early?
So you concede?