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The illustration in this article is the same as the ones for Paleothyris and Archaeothyris. It looks like a nondescript lizard, which is probably accurate, but it seems wrong to me to have the exact same image labelled as three different animals. It is a nice illustration, apparently drawn by someone by the name of Mateus Zica, but I'd like to know where he got his information on what these animals looked like. Gary 16:31, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Paleothyris, Archaeothyris, Hylonomus and many other early amniotes looked very similar to each other. It was chosen because it was a nice illustration. These images (Paleothyris and Archaeothyris) will remain there until a new, different images are uploaded. MoonNature 4:40 August 29, 2006 (UTC)
I will remove this image from their pages except Hylonomus. M&NCenarius 03:18, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

No mus in Hylonomus[edit]

There's no mus (indeed Latin for "mouse") in the purely Greek — no macaronic name-coining for well-Hellenised C19 scholars — Hylonomus (xylo- "wood" + nomos "wanderer"), which is as much to say "the little lizard that wandered into tree stumps" and couldn't get out. No scientist then or now would have applied a mammalian name to this early reptile. A comparable name in Greek mythology is Eurynome "wide-wandering": see also nomad. I'd amend the text, but some Wiki-teener will come along and challenge it as "original" (!) "research" — and then get pugnacious if corrected. --Wetman (talk) 18:56, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Maybe a cite to the exact translation in the paper would help? Dinoguy2 (talk) 01:43, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
I've also got "forest dweller" here. J. Spencer (talk) 14:14, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Hyperlink[edit]

I've added a few hyperlinks, please don't remove them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.177.140.37 (talk) 00:33, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Predators[edit]

I removed the mention of predators because what was there appears to be original research, and, the mention of Eryops was wrong, given as how that critter lived in Permian Texas, and not Carboniferous Nova Scotia. I really recommend against saying or speculating who ate Hylonomus, given as how we don't yet have any Hylonomus bones found within the gut of Archaeothyris, or any remains with fang marks, or giant mandible marks.--Mr Fink (talk) 01:59, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Descendants[edit]

What are the descendants of Hylonomus? Is it mammals? Phthinosuchusisanancestor (talk) 16:30, 31 December 2008 (UTC)Phthinosuchusisanancestor

Well might you ask... Our text very confidently says it is an "unquestionable reptile". This is good to know, because from Benton's account in Vertebrate palaeontology it is merely an amniote. I suppose he thinks its lack of skull openings means it cannot be definitely assigned to either of the main tetrapod clades. Now he will know better as he reads our page! Seriously, though, if it is a sauropsid (reptile), then mammals are not descended from it. Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:18, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

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