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Re: synapomorphies

On Mon, 12 Feb 1996 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> No, a "derived character" is an apomorphy. A "shared" derived character is a
> synapomorphy. 

And a derived character characteristic of a certain group is an 
autapomorphy.  Not to cause confusion, mind you, just to introduce you to 
another cool word.

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447

"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S Truman