Please stop using cladograms!

Using this matrix as an example, the post deals with commonly ignored problem that palaeophylogenetic matrices provide non-treelike, often ambiguous, partly conflicting signals. Cladograms, i.e. phylogenetic trees without branch-lengths (and here: branch support), cannot capture the strengths and weaknesses of the used data. The polytomies may be soft (e.g. one jumping taxon) or semi-hard (no diff...

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