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cladist (plural cladists)
- (systematics): A biologist who studies clades, an evolutionary biologist who studies the pattern of species interrelationships according to the principles of cladistics.
- 1997, Ernst Mayr, Evolution and the Diversity of Life: Selected Essays, page 448:
- The pheneticist and evolutionist classify species and genera in this manner. Not so the cladist, who deals with the unknown quantities produced by phylo-genetic splits.