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  • adv. based on phylogenetics

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • According to the doctrine or principle of phylogenesis; by means of phylogeny.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with regard to phylogeny


phylogenetic +‎ -ally (Wiktionary)


  • If the molecular characters that define this domain allow phylogenetically reliable inferences to organismal common ancestry — that is, not to communally distributed (i.e., arising) traits, which are not diagnostic, but rather to vertical descent from unique (token) cells — then we need to know how many times those characters arose (came to be).

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  • Importantly, we also are unable to link H. floresiensis phylogenetically to H. erectus, rejecting the hypothesis that the small enigmatic bones resulted from insular dwarfing of H. erectus.

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  • Then there are the Viperidae, rattlesnakes and pit vipers and copperheads, that also have front fangs, but phylogenetically belong to a distinct lineage from the elapids.

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  • Feathers are older than birds, the proteins ! extracted from dinosaurs are phylogenetically most related to birds, cetera.

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  • Several studies have shown that local endemics are not a random assemblage phylogenetically, ecologically, and biologically.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • There are many cases where a single pollinator is responsible for pollinating many species of plants, for example long-tongued flies (Tabanidae and Nemestrinidae) are the exclusive pollinators of many genera of petaloid monocots as well as Pelargonium and Erica; a butterfly is the exclusive pollinator of a phylogenetically disparate group of red-flowered and autumn-flowering species; hopliine (monkey) beetle pollination has evolved convergently in many genera, etc.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • One example unique to the Montane Fynbos and Renosterveld is the mountain pride butterfly (Meneris tulbaghia), which pollinates phylogenetically disparate autumn-flowering, high-altitude geophytes.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • Like other isolated islands, the Azores have functioned as a natural evolutionary laboratory - most of the native plant species are living fossils, phylogenetically primitive, and related to, though divergent from, the preglacial flora of Europe.

    Azores temperate mixed forests

  • As a result of their isolation, most of the native plant species on the Azores are living fossils, phylogenetically primitive, and related to, though divergent from, the preglacial flora of Europe.

    Azores temperate mixed forests

  • However, the evidence clearly shows west to east to be more likely; the fossil trichechine phylogenetically closest to Trichechus (Mio-Pliocene Ribodon) is South American, and in fact all fossil trichechines are American; T. manatus and T. senegalensis are more like each other than either is to T. inunguis; the nematode parasites of T. senegalensis seem to more specialised than the nematodes of T. manatus, and so on.

    Archive 2006-01-01


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