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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.


from a cladistic point of view
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as a very homogenous and cladistically monophyletic group [13,14,15,47,48,51,52], whereas it considered the other three families as paraphyletic [33,32].
2002), proposed a cladistically based recircumscription of Dioscorea, sinking the morphologically distinct but cladistically internested genus Rajania, which has a distinctive, asymmetrical, single-winged samara.
A similar constellation has been described for another cladistically related fumigati-mimetic, Neosartorya udagawae, in patients with chronic granulomatous disease or myelodysplasia (15), which may suggest pathogenetic differences between subgroups within section Fumigati.
Lourenco (1986) considered the stridulation organ to be synapomorphic for Rhopalurus, a hypothesis that has yet to be tested cladistically.
Ron (2000) and Bates (this volume) studied the areas of endemism of different vertebrate groups cladistically using Parsimony Analysis of Endemicity to produce hypotheses of area relationships.