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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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While the proboscis of Ancylorhynchus is clearly distinctive, the condition found in a few species of Scylaticus may well represent an intermediate character state that should perhaps be given greater attention in any future cladistical assessment of relationships between these taxa.
A revision and cladistical analysis of the spider family Pimoidae (Araneoidea: Araneae).
Dikow (2009a)--Included stenoura in a major cladistical study of the Asilidae that involved 158 species, representing 140 genera.