Talk:Symmetrodonta

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Tagging for cleanup because I really don't like the wording here:

And its ear structure places it after the most primitive animals, but before modern mammals: the inner ear is protected by a single bone, which is more modern than a reptile’s multi-bone inner-ear structure. But at the same time, it lacks the spiral structure that allows advanced mammals to hear high-pitched sounds. The cochlea, however, is straight like a reptile's -- nothing like the spiral one we advanced mammals have.

Maybe some of mammalian anatomy is really more advanced than reptilian in some objective sense. But this paragraph is particularly bad for unequivocally presenting the anthropocentric "mammals as superior beings" angle, which is certainly not justified. The "nothing like ... we advanced mammals have" is way over the top, and unencyclopaedic besides.

Wow, did I just complain about severe mammalian POV on Wikipedia? --Saforrest

Mammaliaformes or true Mammals?[edit]

Are Symmetrodonts true Mammals or other Mammaliafornes?84.186.90.196 (talk) 10:55, 17 August 2010 (UTC)