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Natural classification and the reality of higher taxa

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Many generations of taxonomists have struggled with the self-appointed task of constructing a 'natural' classification of biological organisms. Advocates of the cladistic school of classificatory methodology have in recent years made insistent claims that the cladistic method of phylogenetic reconstruction provides the sought-for, unique, natural classification. Especially, they have claimed that the taxa delineated by cladistic methodology are of radically different status from other kind...

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University of Oxford
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Dept. of Zoology
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Publication date:
1989
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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603828015
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uuid:240dd5d5-41f2-4378-a6d0-4c11c1e5351a
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English
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