Synapomorphy

This post was written by admin on April 18, 2011
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(or synapomorphic character) In cladistics its a trait that is shared by two or more taxa.

e.g. For Cestodes, Proximodistal fusion (in Spermatogenesis) has been recognized as a synapomorphy for the Cercomeridea. (Miquel et al., 2005)