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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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Lourenco (1986) considered the stridulation organ to be synapomorphic for Rhopalurus, a hypothesis that has yet to be tested cladistically.
Ron (2000) and Bates (this volume) studied the areas of endemism of different vertebrate groups cladistically using Parsimony Analysis of Endemicity to produce hypotheses of area relationships.
For example, the European languages of Spanish and Portuguese spring from the same source cladistically and still share myriad similarities, yet they are both recognized as separate languages.
The map includes 153 restriction sites, 36 of which were common in all haplotypes and 28 of which were cladistically uninformative because the presence or absence occurs only in a single haplotype.
There are two reasons why biologists have, by and large, ignored the possibility of defining subspecies cladistically. The first is mere force of habit - cladistic classification is traditionally used for defining membership of higher taxa; to apply it to subspecies would deviate from Hennig's original intention.
The nearest sexual lineage is the one that is both cladistically most closely related by maternal lineage and phenetically most similar in mtDNA sequence.
In other cladistically distal theridiids this hood is further away from the margin, but of the same form.