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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
(206)535-8204
PharriNJ@PLU.edu

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