Parsimony analysis of endemicity (PAE) revisited

@article{Morrone2014ParsimonyAO,
  title={Parsimony analysis of endemicity (PAE) revisited},
  author={Juan J. Morrone},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
  year={2014},
  volume={41}
}
  • J. Morrone
  • Published 1 May 2014
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Journal of Biogeography
Several methods have been proposed for use in identifying and classifying areas of endemism. Parsimony analysis of endemicity (PAE) is the most widely used. It constructs cladograms based on the cladistic analysis of presence–absence data matrices of species and supraspecific taxa. Several authors have criticized PAE, usually because they have misunderstood its theoretical basis. A summary of the procedure is presented here, along with a discussion of the interpretation of PAE cladograms. Some… 
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