Don.Colless at CSIRO.AU Don.Colless at CSIRO.AU
Tue Jul 15 14:09:18 CDT 2003

Richard Zander wrote:

"Thus, one might suggest that the Phylocode might enjoy some popularity
for the near term, but as a context involving additional information
(and additional ways of viewing phylogenetic relationships) is developed
over time, its limitations will be evident and the merits of the
Linnaean system will be recognized."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but does the Phylocode convey anything more
than the postulated set of nested, phylogenetic relationships? If not,
in what way is it superior to a simple cladogram? Indeed, I should have
thought the latter superior, in displaying the lot in a single gestalt.

Don Colless,
Div of Entomology, CSIRO,
GPO Box 1700,
Canberra. 2601.
Email: don.colless at
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