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CLADISTIC ANALYSIS OF DASYUROMORPHIAN (MARSUPIALIA) PHYLOGENY USING CRANIAL AND DENTAL CHARACTERS
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.
Impediments to taxonomy and users of taxonomy: accessibility and impact evaluation
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.
Phylogenetic biogeography deconstructed
Biogeography is a research programme with one aim, namely to discover why organisms are distributed the way they are today (Platnick & Nelson, 1978: 1) by uncovering the patterns of spatial…
Foundations of systematics and biogeography
This chapter discusses the development of Morphology in Germany from Ernst Haeckel to Willi Hennig, and the role of systematics in that development.
Cladistic biogeography and the art of discovery
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.
Quantifying Phytogeographical Regions of Australia Using Geospatial Turnover in Species Composition
- C. E. González‐Orozco, M. Ebach, Joseph T. Miller
- Environmental Science, GeographyPLoS ONE
- 21 March 2014
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.
Palaeobiogeography: using fossils to study global change, plate tectonics, and evolution (Topics in Geobiology; vs. 16)
- M. Ebach
- 1 March 2007
DNA barcoding is no substitute for taxonomy
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.
International Code of Area Nomenclature
The International Code of Area Nomenclature (ICAN) is proposed, a naming system that can be used to classify newly coined or existing names based on a standard, which will improve communication among biogeographers, systematists, ecologists and conservation biologists.
A revised area taxonomy of phytogeographical regions within the Australian Bioregionalisation Atlas
- M. Ebach, C. E. González‐Orozco, Joseph T. Miller, D. Murphy
- Environmental Science, Geography
- 25 May 2015
The phytogeographical regions and sub-regions of Australia are revised in light of new data from a recent analysis by Gonzalez-Orozco, Ebach et al. (2014), which generated the first exclusively taxonomic regionalisation of Australia’s land plants.