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Unformatted text preview: related have common ancestor than that of human being) 4. cladistic taxonomy: based on synapomorphies (chars from derived chars) e.g. starfish and human are closely related than that of jellyfish because particular mechanism is similar. (starfish and human have common ancestor) 5. refers to slides ( only monophyletic group is allowed in cladistic taxonomy) 6. cladistic taxonomy has more complex hierarchal (many-many monophyletic group) Cladistic analysis: 1. ancestral or derived characters? What its used to look compared to what it looks now! (fossil records) 2. How the tetherapods (four-legged organisms) classified using cladistic analysis? Select outgroup ( bony fish) Select traits and determine polarity Put on a taxon matrix (suggest derived taxonomy)...
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