Latin names versus scientific names [was: So much for nomenclatural stability]

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Mar 10 17:55:40 CST 2005

on 2005-03-10 05:27 Thomas G. Lammers wrote:
> [...] monothetic view of
> cladistics.

This is a common misconception. Even if there is only a single
synapomorphy at a node, a cladistic classification is in no sense
monothetic, since all the apomorphies above and below that node also
help support its monophyly.

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