Clades, cladons, and "cladifications"

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at EARTHLINK.NET
Mon Jun 14 17:56:41 CDT 2004

on 2004-06-14 10:31 pierre deleporte wrote:
> Ken devised a system which gives the impression of mixing the two
> incompatible criteria. But this "Kinman system" is composed of two
> systems: names give overall similarity distances whe desired (possible
> paraphyletic groups based on significant gaps), and codes (letters -
> numbers) give the "strict cladist" phylogenetic classifivcation.
> "The" Kinman system is two classificatory systems written close to one
> another.

Ironically, had the names represented clades and the codes grades, I
would probably be wildly supportive of it.

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