Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Evolutionary Systematics

School of biological classification that takes into account both the branching pattern of evolution (cladogenesis) as well as the amount of evolutionary change that has occurred along each lineage (anagenesis), advocated by Ernst Mayr. This synthetic method of classification incorporates aspects of the methodology of both numerical taxonomy and phylogenetic systematics, the other two main schools of classification. Aka evolutionary taxonomy and evolutionary method.

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