[Taxacom] paraphyletic haplotypes

Ken Kinman kinman at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 30 22:01:54 CDT 2012

Dear All,      I was looking at a paper (several years old) on the taxonomy of giraffes (actually I think this was actually discussed on Taxacom previously).  It refers to a couple of specimens which are refered to as paraphyletic haplotypes.  I have also seen the phrase "paraphyletic haplotypes" in reference to certain human populations.  However, I am not sure if these are properly refered to as paraphyletic haplotypes or as polyphyletic haplotypes.  Anyone else run into this question?  How would one define a "paraphyletic haplotype", and could it be a case of confusing paraphyly with polyphyly??                    ------------Ken


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