[Taxacom] Paraphyletic groups as natural units of biological classification

Curtis Clark lists at curtisclark.org
Sat Sep 27 20:28:38 CDT 2014

On 2014-09-27 6:59 AM, John Grehan wrote:
> Since you have some expertise and strong opinions on paraphyly I presume
> you have read the citation of Stuessy (2010) on basal angiosperms being a
> paraphyletic group. As I do not have immediate access to that paper perhaps
> you could describe in what way that group was paraphyletic.

Some of its members (Austrobaileyaceae?) are more closely related to the 
rest of the angiosperms than others are. (Same definition as usual.)

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