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Cladistic question (was Re: Centrosaurines)
> On misconception I had when I responded to G.O.s(??) posting on=20
>transitional forms in a cladogram was that a cladogram is a=20
>"family tree". It is not, merely a chart of characteristics. It might=20
>well be a useful tool, or even the most important tool in constructing a=20
>phylogenetic tree, but I think G.O. has the right idea in that you have=20
>to consider other factors as well. =20
Here's an interesting thought. What would happen if someone was to take a=
cladogram, and superimpose it onto the geologic time scale (a combination=
of cladistics and phylogeny)? Would this be informative, or merely=
garbage? At first glance, it could be a powerfull tool. One could use=
cladistics to see how animals are related (something that the time scale=
could obscure), and then put in the timescale, where it could be more meani=
Q. What arthropod was good with computers?
A. The Trilobyte.