[Taxacom] Paraphyletic groups as natural units of biological classification
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Fri Oct 3 14:44:41 CDT 2014
On 2014-10-02 9:41 PM, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> Yes Curtis, I know what the word 'plesiomorphic' means.
Sorry, I wasn't sure after you wrote "plesiomorphic species".
> I do not understand your last sentence: Any time a species forms, it leaves behind a paraphyletic residue of whatever monophyletic group you choose.
It seems self-evident to me. Diagnose a monophyletic group of your
choice. Designate a species that has evolved within that group. The
remainder of the group is paraphyletic.
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