Vertical classification

vertical classification

(Science: zoology) classification which stresses common descent and tends to unite ancestral and descendant groups of a phyletic line in a single higher taxon, separating them from contemporaneous taxa having reached a similar grade of evolutionary change. Compare: horizontal classification.


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