Flashcards in Chapter 4 Deck (10)
A derived character shared by members of a clade is formally called a ______.
The man who developed the present system of classification was
A branching diagram who’s branches represent real lineages that occurred in the evolutionary past is called a _______.
Which of the following terms is not relevant to cladistic systematics
Unlike ancestral character states, variant forms of characters that arose later within the group are named _______ character
The major criteria used for recognizing taxa in the evolutionary taxonomy are common descent and amount adaptive evolutionary change
Character states that are found in a study group but are absent form an outgroup are defined as ancestral characters
A taxon is monophyletic if it includes the most recent common ancestor of a group organisms and some but not all of the descendants of that ancestor
Which of the following is no longer an important criterion for species recognition?
Possession of defining organismal features