Dotdash's brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the fastest-growing publishers online. c. Do birds and insects share any structural similarities that would suggest they are closely related in the single tree of life that includes all organisms? Explain. _____ _____ Some apparently . unrelated. animals have organs with similar functions, yet are very different in structure and form. These structures are called analogous structures.
Birds and reptiles share a number of characteristics, including scaly integuments, skeletal system details and methods of reproduction. Because birds descended from a group of theropod dinosaurs, they are in fact reptiles themselves. However, the reptile family tree is quite broad, and birds are more similar to some reptiles than they are to others.