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Evolutionary Taxonomy

  • Definition: A system of classification, formalized by George Gaylord Simpson, that groups species into Linnaean higher taxa representing a hierarchy of distinct adaptive zones; such taxa may be monophyletic or paraphyletic but not polyphyletic.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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