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Mammal or Reptile?

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    edmorita

    [1]Dec 17, 2005
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    Just wondering what the hell a Gargoyle is? They have hair, and since Demona, and Angela have mammaries, I assume nipples for nursing their young like mammals, but then again, they lay eggs and have reptile like features (tail, claws, horns, etc.). Then you have gargoyles like Brooklyn who have beaks. In the episode titled "The Green" there is a Gargoyle who has the lower body of a snake, and then in "M.I.A." you have Griff and his friends. From the way that they are drawn, you can't tell if they have scales. Are they apart of Dawmin's Grab bag like the platypus or echidia?
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    meleeunbeatable

    [2]Dec 18, 2005
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    Well maybe there a colony all there own and in that colony they have repitles, birds, mammals, etc.
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    LordGrievous

    [3]Dec 24, 2005
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    Gargoyles are demons as far as I can tell.
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    sizz_leteen

    [4]Dec 24, 2005
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    Yeah, you could think of them like the echidna or platypus. According to Greg Weisman, gargoyles do lay eggs (of course), but breast-feed their young as well.
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    divinematt

    [5]Dec 26, 2005
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    Another mystery surrounds the Gargoyles!
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    Splinters_pupil

    [6]Jan 7, 2006
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    Theyr'e Gargoyles, theyr'e, their own specis. They aren't Mammals or Repitiles, or demons, theyre simply Gargoyles.
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    edmorita

    [7]Jan 9, 2006
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    That's like saying that Dolphins aren't mammals just because they don't have hair.
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    meleeunbeatable

    [8]Feb 26, 2006
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    True, so they probably are some sort of mammal.
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    WarriorDrgnMage

    [9]Mar 19, 2006
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    Since they nurse thier young they should/could be classed as mammals. Some one mentioned that the platypus and the echidna both lay eggs but nurse thier young. The thing that makes them hard to classify is the purple/blue/green/other misc colours. But really so what? I would think it's safe to say that the gargoyles are mammals.
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    archangelcory16

    [10]Apr 7, 2006
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    I'd say they were reptilian with mammalian tendencies...

    - Reptiles do not show love to each other. Most mammals do, in nature mammal parents are more likely to take care of their young, show affection, etc. Reptiles are not capable of this.

    - They feed their young with breast milk (I guess).

    - They can show features of mammals.

    Or maybe their just too otherwordly to be classified. But personally? I think that mystery element makes them far more appealing.
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    SageNinja0033

    [11]Apr 21, 2006
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    I've pondered this and i have to say that they are mammal, and really there are mammals that have mostly skin instead of fur and lay eggs. look at birds they are mammals and lay eggs. And the Gargoyals are not super natural or paranormal, they are another human like intelligent spiciuos. So they are not demons or nessacarily animals eighther.
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    solgrifter

    [12]May 13, 2006
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    This has got to be one the the most intellectually turgid forum topics I've ever come across. According to the first DVD, at Gatherings, they have scientists that discuss Gargoyle biology. You'd think one of them could stop by here and post to help us normal (and/or abnormal) people understand.
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    reachums

    [13]Jun 23, 2006
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    SageNinja0033 wrote:
    I've pondered this and i have to say that they are mammal, and really there are mammals that have mostly skin instead of fur and lay eggs. look at birds they are mammals and lay eggs. And the Gargoyals are not super natural or paranormal, they are another human like intelligent spiciuos. So they are not demons or nessacarily animals eighther.


    just a side note, I don't believe Birds are classified as mammals. I think they have their own clasification, their young are hatched, they have no hair, and they do not suckle their young, but they are warm blooded.

    as for 
    Gargoyles, I'm throwing my vote in for mammal.
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    meleeunbeatable

    [14]Jul 5, 2006
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    I now think for sure that they are some type of mammal, just because.
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    sizz_leteen

    [15]Jul 6, 2006
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    You're right. Birds are most definitely not mammals. They are in a class known as aves.
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    timidwolfchild

    [16]Apr 13, 2007
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    i heard that birds are classified as birds. they are not mammals but birds. as for gargoyles i think mammals.
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    LycoRogue

    [17]Apr 15, 2007
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    Ok, since we seem to mainly think that Gargoyles are mammals, and we can clearly see that they can be different "Breeds" (unicorn, griffin, lion, snake, etc.). The new question on the table is this: Can a member of the "second race" (gargoyles) cross breed with a member of the "third race" (Oberon's Children) or "first race" (humans)? If they can, I wonder if it can only be male human to female gargoyle. I mean, Elisa can't lay an egg.
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    ViciousGXB

    [18]Apr 19, 2007
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    According to Greg Weisman, they are neither mammals nor reptiles.  They belong to their own class of animal called Gargates.
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    Antiyonder

    [19]Oct 13, 2007
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    LordGrievous wrote:
    Gargoyles are demons as far as I can tell.


    Nope, they were born naturally, not through magic.
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    ryuu_artist

    [20]Oct 15, 2007
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    Mammal, definitely. The major determining factor in a mammal is whether they breast feed their young. Because milk can only be produced by warm blooded creatures, a gargoyle would most definitely have to be a mammal
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