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    Changes to animal classifications

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    Explain why birds are now grouped with crocodiles instead of being in their own class.

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    Birds and crocodiles belong to the class Archosauria if you ignore physical similarities commonly used in classing birds and crocodiles into separate classes. As long as we consider only genetic (cladistic branching patterns) then birds and ...

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    The question asks how two seemingly dissimilar animals are grouped. The solution explains the logic behind the current classification system used. As well, the solution provides some background to understand the problem.

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