Farewell to Species - reticulation

Thomas DiBenedetto TDibenedetto at DCCMC.ORG
Tue Feb 1 15:54:54 CST 2000

Andrew Mitchell wrote:

For a cladogram to accurately track a reticulation event it will have to
show two lineages fusing into one[.]...  Ever seen Hennig86 or PAUP produce
a tree like [that]?
No, but Nelson wrote a paper back in the early eighties about how to
identify possible reticulation events on a cladogram which has the character
distributions mapped on. The goal was to develop a protocol for placing
reticulation lines on the cladogram. I dont know whether anyone ever ran
with that, but it sure made me feel good to know that someone was thinking
about it, while I went off to find myself some "well-behaved" group.....:)

Tom DiBenedetto
tdib at dccmc.org

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