Return to Lesson: Classification Intro.

NUTS & BOLTS: 
IS CLASSIFICATION
ARBITRARY, OR NOT?
Putting Evolution into Classification
An Introductory Lesson
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 Darwin's Phylogenetic Tree:
The only diagram in Darwin's Origin of Species
Read his discussion in Ch. IV of the book.

Working Sequence for the Order "Carnivora"

 Initial Array of Groups

Step 1: Genera encircled

 Step 2: Higher levels encircled

 Step 3: Evolutionary Tree implied (Key)

 Phylogenetic Tree of Primates based on different molecular analyses

Primate Morphology Skull & Dental Traits

Primate Morphology Terms Explained
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illustrating most terms (NEW, 5/05).

Primate Morphology Cladogram

Phylogenetic Tree of Primates based on chromosome analysis

 Classification Unit
Effective Working Sample
With Outline, Teaching Strategies, Chart of Changes
Species Definition
Online Resources



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