diphyletic


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diphyletic

[dī·fə′led·ik]
(evolution)
Originating from two lines of descent.
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The 'nacre', identified by Batten (1984) from both groups of the diphyletic Platyceratidae (Fryda et al.
The deciduous dentition of Percrocuta Kretzoi and the diphyletic origin of hyaenas (Carnivora, Mammalia).