Modern Forms

Although the mammal-like reptiles ­ the pelycosaurs and therapsids ­ have long been extinct, there are around 3500 species of synapsids alive today. They live in the seas, climb mountains, dig sets, climb trees, and even build computers: they are the mammals.

Two modern Synapsids - a human and a cow, sculpted by a human over 2000 years ago. Click for a larger picture.

To learn more about mammals go to the mammals homepage.

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