pheneticist


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phe·net·ics

 (fĭ-nĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
A phenetic system of taxonomic classification.

phe·net′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.

pheneticist

(fɪˈnɛtɪsɪst)
n
(Biology) taxonomy a person who makes classifications in the field of biology according to phenetic criteria
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disagreements between pheneticists, evolutionists, and cladists that
Whereas there is a substantial body of literature investigating the ability of hierarchical systems to transmit taxonomic information--much of it embodied in the debates among cladists, pheneticists, and evolutionary taxonomists--there seems to be little in the way of what I would view as objective analysis of the attributes of systems of nomenclature.