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

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 3:10 PM, David Marjanovic
<david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
>> ÂArguably, it's a "diagram" that shows "clades", however the topology
>> Âwas determined. (For example, a supertree analysis can also produce a
>> Âcladogram.) I gotta side with Brad on that one.
> That would make every phylogenetic tree a cladogram.
> We have two terms, and we have two meanings that often need to be
> distinguished...

I see "phylogenetic tree" as more of an abstract term, defined along
the lines of, "A directed, acyclic graph [in the mathematical sense of
'graph'] where the vertices model taxa (or organisms) and the arcs
model descent." A cladogram is an illustration of a phylogenetic tree.
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California