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CLADISTIC ANALYSIS OF DASYUROMORPHIAN (MARSUPIALIA) PHYLOGENY USING CRANIAL AND DENTAL CHARACTERS
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For some groups, notably Dasyuridae and a dasyurid clade inclusive of all modern subfamilies, the synapomorphic nature of some derived features appears to be robust, even where they also are present in some outgroup taxa. Expand
Impediments to taxonomy and users of taxonomy: accessibility and impact evaluation
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In order to resolve both types of impediment, taxonomy needs to be revitalized through funding and training taxonomists, as well as investing in taxonomic revisions and monographs rather than technological surrogates such as DNA barcoding. Expand
Cladistic biogeography and the art of discovery
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Area cladistics is a new development in cladistic biogeography that adopts paralogy-free subtree analysis using Assumption 2, to discover the relative positions of continents through time and is not a substitute for palaeomapping data, but general areagrams adding to the body of knowledge that yields more precise interpretations of the earth's past. Expand
Foundations of systematics and biogeography
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This chapter discusses the development of Morphology in Germany from Ernst Haeckel to Willi Hennig, and the role of systematics in that development. Expand
Quantifying Phytogeographical Regions of Australia Using Geospatial Turnover in Species Composition
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There is considerable overlap between the results and older biogeographic classifications, and phytogeographical regions based on species turnover can be a powerful tool to further partition the landscape into meaningful units, and further studies using phylogenetic turnover metrics are needed to test the taxonomic areas. Expand
Cladistic biogeographic analysis suggests an early Caribbean diversification in Mexico
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It is shown that an older terrane, which has drifted to the present day positions of Yucatan and Cuba, may be biogeographically linked to an early ‘Gondwanan’ biota of the Paleocene (ca 60 Ma), which indicates an east–west biotic divide in Mexico, existing before the collision and formation of Central America. Expand
DNA barcoding is no substitute for taxonomy
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DNA barcoding may seem progressive to those who use the word 'dusty' whenever the subject of taxonomy arises, but the work of taxonomists provides knowledge of the organism, not a few possibly unique nucleotides. Expand
The nature of classification : relationships and kinds in the natural sciences
Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Nature of Science 2. Nature and Classification 3. Scientific Classification 4. Homology and Analogy 5. Monsters and Misclassifications 6. Observation, Theory andExpand
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