paraphyly (paraphyletic group)
Glossary of "Cladistics (2nd ed.)" by Kitching et al. (1998)
- (1) A group recognized by symplesiomorphies. (2) A group that remains when one or more components of a monophyletic group are excluded. (3) A group that includes a most recent common ancestor plus only some of its descendants. See also monophyly, polyphyly.
- Kitching, I. J., Forey, P. L. Humphries, C. J. & Williams, D. M. 1998. Cladistics, 2nd ed.: the Theory and Practice of Parsimony Analysis. -xii + 228 pp. Oxford University Press, New York.