cladistics

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Synonyms for cladistics

a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms

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It could be retained as a nonclassificatory group, analogous to the group of "animals with wings," but if it is not a monophyletic group, there is no doubt how cladism would deal with it; it presents no philosophical difficulty: the taxonomic category "virus" should be exploded.
Hennig is the founder of the systematic school called cladism which individuates taxa in terms of common ancestry.
Narrow approaches to phylogeny: a review of nine books of cladism.
Ridley, Mark [1986]: Evolution and Classification: The Reformulation of Cladism, London, Longman.