[Taxacom] Underlying synapomorphies

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Thu Mar 5 03:36:18 CST 2009

So 'underlying synapomorphies' applies in cases where scattered members
of a taxon are thought to have reverted to the plesiomorphic state, and
is just another way of saying there have been scattered cases of
character reversal in the taxon?
Dr Robert Mesibov
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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
and School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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