Toward a Phylogenetic Classification of the Ephemeroptera (Insecta): a Commentary on Systematics

@article{Mccafferty1991TowardAP,
  title={Toward a Phylogenetic Classification of the Ephemeroptera (Insecta): a Commentary on Systematics},
  author={W. P. Mccafferty},
  journal={Annals of The Entomological Society of America},
  year={1991},
  volume={84},
  pages={343-360}
}
  • W. P. Mccafferty
  • Published 1991
  • Biology
  • Annals of The Entomological Society of America
  • Higher classifications of Ephemeroptera formulated in light of phylogenetic hypotheses have been essentially evolutionary in that they have incorporated paraphyletic taxa. The term “paraphyletic” has had a confused history because systematists have applied it to different concepts; for Ephemeroptera, it has denoted one type of nonpolyphyletic grouping. Such paraphyletic taxa were used so that large degrees of character (presumably adaptive) differentiation could be expressed, but resulting… CONTINUE READING
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