[Taxacom] Underlying synapomorphies

Torbjørn Ekrem Torbjorn.Ekrem at vm.ntnu.no
Thu Mar 5 04:50:32 CST 2009

yes, except that the scattered character reversals are not counted as 
such  since it is the potential of having a character state that is the 


Dr. Torbjørn Ekrem
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Bob Mesibov skrev:
> 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?

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