Compare a duck billed platypus and a human—what are three characteristics we share and what are two we do not?

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The platypus is an interesting choice for comparison to a human, because the platypus is a good example of nature defying our methods of categorizing life.

The platypus and humans are both mammals. The most fundamental definition of this name is that the organism is a warm-blooded vertebrate, gives birth to live young, feeds its young with milk expressed from the mother's body, and is capable of growing body hair or fur.

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