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Re: A plea to theropod workers- Code the Taxa in Your Analyses

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 11:45 AM, David Marjanovic
<david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
> Brad McFeeters wrote, truncatedly:
>> ÂFrustrating=2C yes=2C but why shouldn't it be called a cladogram? ÂI
>> Âcan't = find any dictionary definition of "cladogram" that says you
>> Âhave to use a s= pecific method to produce one. =20
> Who cares about dictionaries? :-) A cladogram is the result of a cladistic
> analysis. Not every representation of a phylogenetic hypothesis is a
> cladogram.

Arguably, it's a "diagram" that shows "clades", however the topology
was determined. (For example, a supertree analysis can also produce a
cladogram.) I gotta side with Brad on that one.
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California