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Polychaete cladistics

Greg Rouse gregr at bio.usyd.edu.au
Sun Dec 21 20:51:40 EST 1997

Dear Colleagues,

The most recent issue of Zoologica Scripta (issue 2, 1997) contains two
papers by myself and Kristian Fauchald. The first:

Fauchald K, Rouse GW. 1997. Polychaete systematics: Past and
present. Zoologica Scripta 26: 71-138.

contains a review of polychaete morphology and systematics. It also
contains a summary of each family that Kristian and I regarded as
'valid' in a taxonomic sense (though by no means necessarily

The second paper:

Rouse GW, Fauchald K. 1997. Cladistics and polychaetes. Zoologica
Scripta 26: 139-204.

contains a variety of cladistic analyses on the status and
membership of the Annelida and Polychaeta. There are two extensive data
matrices in this paper. They are downloadable through the following


The matrices are in either Nexus format (used by MacClade and PAUP) or
Hennig86 format.

If there are any problems or questions please don't hesistate to contact
me or Kristian (FAUCHALD.KRISTIAN at NMNH.SI.EDU). An announcement concerning
the availability of reprints will be forthcoming. We look forward to a
'healthy' response.

enjoy (?)


Greg Rouse
School of Biological Sciences A08
University of Sydney
N.S.W. 2006
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