[Taxacom] Underlying synapomorphies

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Wed Mar 4 21:30:51 CST 2009

Can you tell us more? For example, could a cephalopod-and-vertebrate
style of eye be regarded as an underlying synapomorphy in Gastropoda -
unexpressed, but possible within the lineage including both cephalopods
and vertebrates?
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
and School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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