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post #7 of (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 04:20 PM
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herpeton is greek for "creeping animal"
originally, reptiles and amphibians were grouped together taxonomically in the same clase, herpetile.
from herpetile, we derived the shortened term herp.
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