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What is the rationale behind taxonomists placing sharks and dolphins in different taxonomics groups?

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Discuss the rationale behind taxonomists placing sharks and dolphins in different taxonomic groups, even though they are both aquatic, have very similar body forms, and share other traits as well.

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Although sharks and dolphins might look alike, they are very different animals.

Sharks are fish. They get oxygen from water using ...

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This solution discusses differences between sharks and dolphins in 89 words.

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