Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.

Kontext: Evolution Phylogeny Taxonomie


A group of similar and possibly related taxa that have actually been produced by more than one ancestor. Most often used in discussions of large groups, such as the cichlid fishes. Compare with monophyletic


Barlow, George W.. 2002. "The Cichlid Fishes (Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution)". Perseus Publishing. pp. 352 pp. ISBN: 9780738203768 (crc03927) (Kurzfassung)