Stenomesson variegatum

J.E. Shields
Wed, 21 Sep 2005 10:31:44 PDT
Hi Mark, and all,

Others could define "clade" better, but in lieu of others, I'll try.

A clade is a group of organisms, all of which are more closely related to 
each other than any of them is to any organism outside the clade.

A clade may be a species, genus, family, or any other classical taxonomic 
level.  A clade may also fall between the levels of the classical hierarchy.

Does that help?

Jim Shields
not a taxonomist, in central Indiana (USA)

At 10:19 PM 9/20/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>What is a "clade"?
>Mark McDonough,,

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

More information about the pbs mailing list