3. Supraspecific Taxa

  1. E. O. Wiley and
  2. Bruce S. Lieberman

Published Online: 25 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118017883.ch3

Phylogenetics: Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics, Second Edition

Phylogenetics: Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Wiley, E. O. and Lieberman, B. S. (2011) Supraspecific Taxa, in Phylogenetics: Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118017883.ch3

Author Information

  1. Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470905968

Online ISBN: 9781118017883

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Keywords:

  • supraspecific taxa, nature of groups of two or more species - supraspecific taxa;
  • supraspecific taxa, of particular kind - monophyletic taxa sensu Hennig, objective reality, for natural classification;
  • Hennig's distinctions, paraphyly and polyphyly - nature of similarity, advantage of basing the difference on empirical data

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Concepts of Naturalness and Supraspecific Taxa

  • The Natural Taxon

  • Monophyly, Paraphyly and Polyphyly

  • Hennig's Concepts Placed in History

  • Natural Higher Taxa as Monophyletic Groups sensu Hennig (1966)

  • Logical Consistency: The Hallmark of Proposed Natural Classifications

  • Paraphyletic Groups Misrepresent Character Evolution

  • Paraphyly and Polyphyly: Two Forms of Nonmonophyly

  • Node-Based and Stem-Based Monophyly: Same Concept Different Graphs

  • Chapter Summary