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n. (used with a sing. verb)
A system of classification based on the presumed phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of groups of organisms.

cla·dis′tic, cla·dis′ti·cal adj.
cla·dis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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(Biology) (functioning as singular) biology a method of grouping animals that makes use of lines of descent rather than structural similarities
[C20: New Latin, from Greek klādos branch, shoot]
cladism n
cladist n
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(kləˈdɪs tɪks)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. a system of classification of organisms based on the branchings of clades.
2. the study of such systems.
clad•ist (ˈklæd ɪst) n.
cla•dis′tic, adj.
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Noun1.cladistics - a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms
taxonomy - (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
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baoshanense was grouped as a sister clade to Metarhizium majus, Metarhizium guizhouense, Metarhizium lepidiotae and Metarhizium indigoticum, but conclusively separated from these allied species with high support value.
By accepting a new genus Magallana [type species Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793)] for a clade of Pacific Crassostrea, and by rejecting the genus Talonostrea (Li and Qi, 1994) [type species Talonostrea talonata (Li and Qi, 1994)] for the Pacific sister clade Magallana, WoRMS has effectively rendered the (Atlantic) genus Crassostrea paraphyletic.
This clade formed a sister clade to another closely related species H.
perstans "deux" (8) and originating from Gabon can be observed in a bootstrap-supported cluster forming a sister clade to the bootstrap-supported monophyletic cluster containing the M perstans from Brazil, which also contains sequences originating from Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mali, and Sierra Leone.
Furthermore, Denazinosuchus is positioned as a derived goniopholidid, as sister taxon of Amphicotylus and both together as the sister clade of the genus Goniopholis.
Clade B.--Clade B, a sister clade of A, consists almost entirely of Eurasian and Eurasian-derived North American Gomphocerinae.
One consequence of these new discoveries is that the divergence date between the Holometabola and its sister clade has been set earlier than previously thought on the basis of fossils or molecular phylogenetic evidence.
Based on the phylogenetic inference that the feather-bearing dinosaur Dilong paradoxus is a tyrannosauroid and the fact that the sister clade (including birds) of the tyrannosauroids also had feathers, Xu et al.