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Re: Unified Cladistics

>"Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu>
>Remember that a cladogram does *NOT* describe an organism; it describes an
>hypothesis of the phylogenetic position of the organism.  _Archaeopteryx_
>remains the same animal in both tests; but the two tests are examining very
>different questions.

Uh, no, I don't think so: a cladogram describes a hypothesis about perceived
similarities between organisms. There is then a second hypothesis that the
similarities are due to relatedness, and if that hypothesis is true then the
cladogram might be similar to the phylogeny of the organisms being