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  • adverb Regarding or in terms of cladistics.

Etymologies

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From cladistic.

Examples

  • While evolution does not have a pre-ordained directionality, cladistically the term primitive has meaning. mplavcan replied to comment from RBH

    Australopithecus sediba and the creationist response - The Panda's Thumb

  • Are they defending some taxonomic scheme for reasons of convenience, or as an approximate description of the morphology, or to buttress some hypothesized set of ancestor-descendent relationships, or to propose an explicit, cladistically testable phylogeny?

    Creationist vs. creationist on Homo habilis - The Panda's Thumb

  • The term "synapsid" is increasingly used cladistically, including mammals -- thus, synapsids are not extinct at all.

    Life's Time Capsule: The Synapsid Gallery

  • By the way, nothing cladistically out-of-line with the term reptile, so long as we agree that Reptilia is a clade in which case it includes Aves and excludes Synapsida of which mammals are part.

    Around the Web

  • Now as I understand it*, living ampibians, birds, and mammals are each their own clade, so those are okay cladistically speaking.

    Down with phyla! (episode II) - The Panda's Thumb

  • Homo is cladistically a Great Ape. bellle wrote: I would like to ask my evolutions friends to explain to us:

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • First, since the analyses [of tetrapod relationships] were all done cladistically, the underlying phylogenetic model in all cases was monophyletic.

    Evolution News & Views

  • A unique presentation of a modern, cladistically based classification of all the major living and fossil fish groups, this indispensable reference helps scientists and others identify and classify specimens, make familial connections, understand the evolution of fishes, and springboard into further research.

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  • Though I drive an off-road vehicle, I don't set out to build "new roads" and I try not to run over cryptogams (a term which a quick web search will show is actually cladistically polyphyletic; the proper scientific name is "living brown crud you shouldn't step on"), archaeological sites, backpackers or endangered species.

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  • First, since the analyses [of tetrapod relationships] were all done cladistically, the underlying phylogenetic model in all cases was monophyletic.

    Evolution News & Views

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