Work in recent decades has highlighted that the traditional vertebrate grouping can be somewhat misleading. For instance, birds are actually more recently related to the reptilian group of crocodiles then crocodiles are to other reptiles. However for practical and traditional reasons we still use these classic groupings for research and to manage our collections.
For more details on the contents and the history of each of the four sub-collections, click on the links below.
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