cladist


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cladist

(klăd′ĭst, klā′dĭst)
n.
One who classifies organisms according to the principles of cladistics.
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from Peter Greenaway's film, other cladists see phylogenetics today
Whereas there is a substantial body of literature investigating the ability of hierarchical systems to transmit taxonomic information--much of it embodied in the debates among cladists, pheneticists, and evolutionary taxonomists--there seems to be little in the way of what I would view as objective analysis of the attributes of systems of nomenclature.
Cladists are adamant in allowing only derived traits as putative adaptations; characters maintained in their ancestral states need no further explanation (e.
The last thirty years of systematics has seen a vigorous controversy between cladists and other systematicists.