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Phylogenetic systematics

Author: Willi Hennig; D Dwight Davis; Rainer Zangerl
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1999, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Phylogenetic Systematics, first published in 1966, marks a turning point in the history of systematic biology. Willi Hennig's influential synthetic work, arguing for the primary of the phylogenetic system as the general reference system in biology, generated significant controversy and opened possibilities for evolutionary biology that are still being explored."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willi Hennig; D Dwight Davis; Rainer Zangerl
ISBN: 0252068149 9780252068140
OCLC Number: 43943119
Notes: "This book is not a translation of Hennig's Grundzüge einer Theorie der phylogenetischen Systematik (1950)"--Preface.
"Illinois reissue, 1999."
Description: xiii, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The Position of Systematics Among the Biological Sciences. General Concept of Systematics. The Special Tasks of Biological Systematics. The Phylogenetic System and Its Position Among the Possible and Necessary Systems in Biology --
II. Tasks and Methods of Taxonomy. Taxonomic Tasks in the Area of the Lower Categories. Comparative holomorphology as an auxiliary science of taxonomy: The allomorphism of species. Chorological relationships of individuals and their significance for the taxonomy of lower group categories. The species category in the time dimension. The species concept and paleontology. Summary. The Taxonomic Task in the Area of the Higher Group Categories. The mode of origin of higher taxa and the question of their real existence. Taxonomic methods in the higher group categories --
III. Problems, Tasks, and Methods of Phylogenetics. General. The concepts of evolution and phylogenesis. Monophyly and polyphyly. Dicholomy and radiation. Explosive radiation, typogenesis, and related concepts. Phylogenesis and Space --
IV. Concluding Remarks.
Responsibility: Willi Hennig ; translated by D. Dwight Davis and Rainer Zangerl ; foreword by Donn E. Rosen, Gareth Nelson, and Colin Patterson.

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