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“A character does not make a genus, but the genus makes the character”: three-taxon statement analysis and intuitive taxonomy

Evgeny V. MAVRODIEV & Olga V. YURTSEVA

en European Journal of Taxonomy 2017-377 - Pages 1-7 (EJT-377)

Publié le 11 décembre 2017

“A character does not make a genus, but the genus makes the character”: three-taxon statement analysis and intuitive taxonomy

Three-taxon statement analysis (3TA) is a method that may help to formalize the taxonomical intuition of the synapomorphy of the clade as a combination of its diagnostic traits, even if each trait, if taken separately, may be found in one or many other taxa of the same relationship. Using example based on the real morphological data, we are showing that 3TA can recognize clade in case of the complete lack of it synapomorphies, as optimized under the criterion of standard parsimony.

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Three-taxon statement analysis, intuitive taxonomy, synapomorphy, diagnostic traits.

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