Mitochondrial DNA and the Crocodylia Baramin

Although the system of taxonomy was initially made by creationist Carl Linnaeus, secularists have made it into their own, rejecting anything biblical out of hand. Creation scientists use taxonomy, of course, but they are developing baraminology, which is based on the created kinds.

The biblical kind is somewhere around order or family in the traditional classification system. Like other fields in science, baraminology has differing views on how it should be developed and applied. Creation science technical journals publish articles where differing views are presented.

Although creation scientists must use traditional classifications, they are developing baraminology. A study involving crocodylia baramins was undertaken.
Crocodile, Pixnio / Steve Hillebrand, USFWS
Data from research is often made available to everyone, which is very helpful to both creationist and secular scientists. An examination of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was undertaken to see commonality in relationships in the Crocodylia order. Comparing this information with other data on these reptiles (which have features unlike other reptiles) suggest that they may belong to a holobaramin.
Crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials are interesting reptiles that have key differences distinguishing them from all other reptiles. These animals can be classified into three families within the order Crocodylia: Alligatoridae (alligators and caimans), Crocodylidae (crocodiles), and Gavialidae (gharials). They are characterized by a long snout with sharp teeth, a long tail, sideways-protruding limbs, a thick scaly ectoderm, and a semi-aquatic, carnivorous lifestyle. As such, they seemingly belong to an apobaramin, separate from all other animals. How many kinds belong to Crocodylia?

The rest of this technical article is found at "Baraminic Analysis of Crocodylia Based on Mitochondrial DNA Similarity."