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phylogeny
evolutionary history of a species
specific epithet
second part of binomial (the species within a genus)
systematics
study of biological diversity
clade
each branch in an evolutionary cladogram
cladogram
phylogenetic tree that branches repeatedly suggesting classification of organisms based on time
shared primitive character
homology common to a taxon more inclusive than the one being defined
shared derived character
evolutionary novelty unique to a particular clade
protobionts
aggregates of abiotically produed molecules