Subject: Re: Update: MP AS4100 hanging
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From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/08/2003 20:33:47
On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 02:15:43AM -0601, Dave Huang wrote:
| On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 06:59:09PM +1100, Luke Mewburn wrote:
| > Koalas are marsupials, not mammals (which bears are).
| > There is no such thing as a "koala bear".
| Marsupials are mammals, actually... they're a subset of mammals (or to
| be precise, mammals are of the class Mammalia, marsupials are the
| subclass Metatheria, and placentals, like you and me, are subclass
| Eutheria). Monotremes, such as the platypus and echidna, are mammals
| too--subclass Prototheria.
ok, i stand corrected by someone who knows more about biology than me :) :)
| As to whether or not there's such a thing as a "koala bear", I think
| enough people use the name that there is such a thing :) Not that
| it means that a "koala bear" is any sort of bear... just like a "hedgehog"
| isn't any sort of hog, a "sea cow" isn't a cow, and a "carpet" isn't
| a pet :)
"koala bear" just looks `wrong' to most Australians...
(well, at least those edjukated propuh :)