paraphyletic


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paraphyletic

[‚par·ə·fī′led·ik]
(systematics)
Describing a taxonomic group that does not contain all of the descendants of its most recent common ancestor.
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We hypothesize that orthopoxvirus Abatino might be part of a novel, paraphyletic ECTV-like clade.
In this opsin phylogeny InvC sequences form a monophyletic clade, but it is poorly supported; and in some cases this group is recovered as a number of basally branching paraphyletic clades separated by taxa: panarthropods, echinoderms, and annelids (Bok et al.
Previous studies of Dactylotini including Hesperotettix viridis Thomas, 1872 discovered that this tribe is paraphyletic (Chapco 2006, Chintauan-Marquier et al.
The Prosigmodon species appear as a paraphyletic group with Prosigmodon holocuspis in the base of a Sigmodon clade, and Prosigmodon oroscoi, Prosigmodon ferrusquiai, and Prosigmodon chihuahuensis at the base of all of the cricetids analyzed and close to C.
Several genera, including Aleurodicus, were resolved as paraphyletic.
The Zhelestidae family has been treated as paraphyletic, but recent phylogenetic work supports its monophyly (Archibald and Averianov, 2012).
Recent papers describing species of Hyphessobrycon frequently indicate that the genus is paraphyletic (Ingenito et al 2013, Carvalho & Langeani 2013, Teixeira et al 2013), without deep exploration of the relationships of its subunits or their relationships.
While morphologically-based trees recognize mantle mites as a distinct monophyletic grouping (Edwards & Vidrine 2006), molecular phylogenies suggest that these mites are part of a paraphyletic grade that includes gill mite taxa (Edwards et al.
Nilsson AN: 2000: A new view on the generic classification of the Agabus-group of genera of the Agabini, aimed at solving the problem with a paraphyletic Agabus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae).
2009), however, suggest that mesoscorpions may be paraphyletic with regard to the crown group.