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cladistics

(klə-dĭs′tĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
A system of classification based on the presumed phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of groups of organisms.

cla·dis′tic, cla·dis′ti·cal adj.
cla·dis′ti·cal·ly adv.

cladistics

an approach to CLASSIFICATION by which organisms are ordered and ranked entirely on a basis which reflects recent origin from a common ancestor, i.e. like a family tree. The system is concerned simply with the branching of the tree and not with the degree of difference. The latter is the concern of evolutionary taxonomists who oppose the cladistic approach.
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2007) provided a comprehensive review on molecular cladistics pattems for seed plant genera endemic to the Caribbean Islands, including an updated checklist and a historical account.
have no cladistic content at all (in the sense in which we use the word
A revision and cladistic analysis of the spider family Pimoidae (Araneoidea, Araneae).
Pretarsal structure in the Miridae (Hemiptera) with a cladistic analysis of relationships within the family.
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I could sense that few people present had any real understanding of the significance of cladistics or of its role in biogeography'.
He has served as either editor or officer for a number of scientific journals, including Systematic Zoology (1977-1979), the Journal of the New York Entomological Society, (1983-1989), and Cladistics (1990-1993).
s volume when read from cover to cover (which a 'normal' reader certainly won't do): theory is anything and everything, from praxeology to cladistics, as long as it is about ideas.
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Cladistics and taxonomy of the Afrotropical Empis (Coptophlebia) chrysocera-group (Diptera, Empididae).