2.12 Translating a cladogram into a classification
This clip begins with a diagram by Ernst Haeckel published in 1866 (Figure 11). This is an illustration of how little ideas on the relationships of higher primates have changed in over a century.
The clip’s main focus is the information presented in the second diagram (Figure 12). The diagram is taken from an article by Dr. Patterson, which featured in New Scientist in the early 1980s. It shows three cladograms. The first of these (a) matches the pattern shown in the Andrews and Martin tree diagram (Figure 7), which you will be reminded of below the clip. An explanation of each of the cladograms show how they can be translated into a classification.