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A cladistic analysis of Aristotle's animal groups in the Historia animalium.

@article{vonLieven2008ACA,
  title={A cladistic analysis of Aristotle's animal groups in the Historia animalium.},
  author={Alexandra von Lieven and Marcel Humar},
  journal={History and philosophy of the life sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          227-62
        }
}
The Historia animalium (HA) of Aristotle contains an extraordinarily rich compilation of descriptions of animal anatomy, development, and behaviour. It is believed that Aristotle's aim in HA was to describe the correlations of characters rather than to classify or define animal groups. In order to assess if Aristotle, while organising his character correlations, referred to a pre-existing classification that underlies the descriptions in HA, we carried out a cladistic analysis according to the… 

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