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Re: Stratigraphy, biogeography & cladograms



Betty Cunningham wrote:
> 
> chris brochu wrote:
> > No, that won't work. In phylogenetics, "length" refers to the number of
> > character transformations along a lineage.
> 
> is PHYLOGENTICS more correct a name than CLADISTICS?

They're not the same thing.  "Phylogenetics" refers to the practice of
working out phylogenetic relationships.  "Cladistics" refers to the
application of strict parsimony analysis to address relationships. 
Phylogeneticists can use cladistics, maximum likelihood, distance
methods, biostratigraphy, or any other method deemed appropriate.



chris