Different types of layers when creating shapes?

Hello all, recently I created an eclipse and then option/alt and dragged to make to 2 more copies.

How come they are represented by a single symbol of 3 overlapping elipses

on the layers panel and not 3 sperate layers?

When I have tired to replicate this, I get 3 sperate layers each with a single elipse.

Can anyonne please explain what I did differently?

I think the only way this could’ve happened is if you entered edit mode before duplicating the ellipses. Then you duplicate the shapes within the same layer instead.

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Much appreciated. I have a feeling that is exactly what I did.