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  • adjective Of a characteristic of an organism, acquired from its ancestors; not morphologically distinct from the same feature in an ancestor.

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Examples

  • Cladistics is defined as nested hirarchy of traits, this nested hirarchy takes into account the fact, that traits are inheritable and constructs a line of ancestry from the earliest ancestor with the basic set of pleisiomorphic traits inherited to todays taxa via intermediate generations with added synapomorphic traits over time.

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  • Formicine males often bear a certain resemblance to workers - the antennae, for example, are geniculate - while Dolichoderine males are typically pleisiomorphic, looking much more poneromorph than formicine.

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