Cladistics and the Fossil Record: The Uses of History

@article{Padian1994CladisticsAT,
  title={Cladistics and the Fossil Record: The Uses of History},
  author={Kevin Padian and David R. Lindberg and P. D. Polly},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  year={1994},
  volume={22},
  pages={63-89}
}
Cladistics, or phylogenetic systematics, was developed by the German entomologist Willi Hennig in the 1940s and 1950s and culminated 'in his book Grundzuge einer Theorie der Systematik (1950) and a later manuscript translated by D. Dwight Davis and Rainer Zangerl in 1966 as Phylogenetic Systematics. Though at first un influential outside a group of largely Euro­ pean entomologists, its rediscovery and promulgation in the 1970s by American ichthyologist Gareth Nelson and his colleagues… 

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