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diphyletic

[dī·fə′led·ik]
(evolution)
Originating from two lines of descent.
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Sequences of nuclear genes or microsatellites could help determine if introgression has taken place or if lineages have been consistently isolated, and help clarify potential instances of paraphyly uncovered in this study, as well as the relationships between genera that still remain unclear.
Paraphyly of the subgenus Sintonius (Diptera: Psychodidae: Sergentomyia): status of the Malagasy species, creation of a new subgenus and description of a new species.
2013: Conflicting mitochondrial and nuclear paraphyly in small-sized West African house bats (Vespertilionidae).
The paraphyly of Osmunda is confirmed by phylogenetic analyses of seven plastid loci.
Paraphyly of Tarasa (Malvaceae) and diverse origins of the polyploid species.
Within Subgenus Cellia the series Myzomyia showed paraphyly by branching A.
As already reported elsewhere, the present phylogenetic analysis supported monophyly of Schistosomatidae and paraphyly of Spirorchiidae.
All taxa were clustered according to species and genera, without any species- or genus-level paraphyly (Figures 1 and 2).