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Phylogenetic Systematics - Willi Hennig

Paperback Published: 1st March 1999
ISBN: 9780252068140
Number Of Pages: 280

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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 primacy 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.

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"A landmark in the development of cladistic systematics." - Biological Abstracts "This book should be read by all practicing systematists as well as other biologists interested in the analysis of relationships of organisms."-The Biologist "The ideas put forth in this far-reaching study, and the author's treatment of the subject, should introduce new perspectives to scientists in all areas of biology."- -Scientia "English-speaking systematists should be glad to have an opportunity to be exposed to the views of the foremost proponent of the cladistic school. Indeed, no thinking systematist can afford not to have read this volume."-Robert R. Sokal, Science "This is required reading for all interested in biosystematics."-Plant Life "Phylogenetic Systematics is a difficult, stimulating, and controversial work ... indispensable to the thoughtful systematist."-Journal of Paleontology

The Position of Systematics Among the Biological Sciencesp. 1
General Concept of Systematicsp. 1
The Special Tasks of Biological Systematicsp. 3
The Phylogenetic System and Its Position Among the Possible and Necessary Systems in Biologyp. 9
Tasks and Methods of Taxonomyp. 28
Taxonomic Tasks in the Area of the Lower Categoriesp. 29
Comparative holomorphology as an auxiliary science of taxonomy: The allomorphism of speciesp. 32
Chorological relationships of individuals and their significance for the taxonomy of lower group categoriesp. 46
The species category in the time dimension. The species concept and paleontologyp. 56
Summaryp. 65
The Taxonomic Task in the Area of the Higher Group Categoriesp. 70
The mode of origin of higher taxa and the question of their real existencep. 70
Taxonomic methods in the higher group categoriesp. 83
Problems, Tasks, and Methods of Phylogeneticsp. 197
Generalp. 197
The concepts of evolution and phylogenesisp. 197
Monophyly and polyphylyp. 206
Dicholomy and radiationp. 209
Explosive radiation, typogenesis, and related conceptsp. 216
Phylogenesis and Spacep. 229
Concluding Remarksp. 234
Bibliographyp. 240
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780252068140
ISBN-10: 0252068149
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st March 1999
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48

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