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Kangaroo, Platypus Are Not Related After All; Duke Scientists Refute Current Molecular Method Of Classifying Mammals

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July 6, 2001
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Duke University Medical Center
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Classifying kangaroos and platypuses together on the evolutionary family tree is as absurd as adding your neighbors to your own family ancestral line simply because they share your love of the opera, according to scientists at Duke University.

DURHAM, N.C. -- Classifying kangaroos and platypuses together on the evolutionary family tree is as absurd as adding your neighbors to your own family ancestral line simply because they share your love of the opera, according to scientists at Duke University.


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Duke University Medical Center. "Kangaroo, Platypus Are Not Related After All; Duke Scientists Refute Current Molecular Method Of Classifying Mammals." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 6 July 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010706081043.htm>.
Duke University Medical Center. (2001, July 6). Kangaroo, Platypus Are Not Related After All; Duke Scientists Refute Current Molecular Method Of Classifying Mammals. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010706081043.htm
Duke University Medical Center. "Kangaroo, Platypus Are Not Related After All; Duke Scientists Refute Current Molecular Method Of Classifying Mammals." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010706081043.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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