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Prof. Huxley's Lectures on the Evidence as to the Origin of Existing Vertebrate Animals1

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THE crocodiles form the highest group of existing reptiles; they are higher than lizards as a steam-vessel is higher than a sailing-ship; for, while built essentially on the same lines, and exhibiting altogether the same fundamental structure, they are in some respects peculiarly modified, and that always in the direction of greater complexity.

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