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Say I control both Muraganda Petroglyphs and Life and Limb - am I correct in assuming that my Forest Saprolings do not get +2/+2 from the Muraganda Petroglyphs, because they have a mana ability?

For reference, they are forests, and rule 305.6 states the following:

305.6. The basic land types are Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest. If an object uses the words "basic land type," it's referring to one of these subtypes. A land with a basic land type has the intrinsic ability "{T}: Add [mana symbol] to your mana pool," even if the text box doesn't actually contain that text or the object has no text box. For Plains, [mana symbol] is {W}; for Islands, {U}; for Swamps, {B}; for Mountains, {R}; and for Forests, {G}. See rule 107.4a. Also see rule 605, "Mana Abilities."

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An important note is that as of Innistrad, "[Card] is [color]" is no longer an ability. – Origami Robot Jan 5 '12 at 14:51
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Gatherer has the following ruling:

Animated basic lands have mana abilities, so they won't get the bonus.

So your assumption is correct: any land that has become a creature does not get the bonus from Muraganda Petroglyphs (except in the rare case where the land has lost its mana ability -- and I'm not aware of any card that actually does this).

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Altered scope slightly for the question - all the rulings seem relevant now. – Ian Pugsley Jan 3 '12 at 20:50
Just FYI: There are several cards that make creatures lose all abilities, such as Humility:… – Hackworth Jan 4 '12 at 8:55

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