When you look at the living diversity out there today, it is sometimes… tempting to ordering things as being more primitive or more evolved than other things. (I will refrain from making a bad joke here).
Not so strange, perhaps, as you come across that every once-in-awhile in the discourse in magazines and newspapers and tv.
But – that’s not really how it is. I think this post about platypus reasoning about the primitiveness of humans makes that very clear.
So, try to strenghten this association in your brain: Primitive – Platypus.