Evolutionary Biology

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 317–323

Hennigian Phylogenetic Systematics and the ‘Groundplan’ vs. ‘Post-Groundplan’ Approaches: A Reply to Kukalová-Peck


  • Olivier Béthoux
    • Freiberg University of Mining and TechnologyInstitute of Geology, Department of Palaeontology
    • State Natural History Collections of DresdenMuseum of Zoology
  • Niels P. Kristensen
    • Natural History Museum of DenmarkUniversity of Copenhagen
    • Division of Entomology (Palaeoentomology), Natural History MuseumUniversity of Kansas

DOI: 10.1007/s11692-008-9035-6

Cite this article as:
Béthoux, O., Kristensen, N.P. & Engel, M.S. Evol Biol (2008) 35: 317. doi:10.1007/s11692-008-9035-6


The recent contribution by Jarmila Kukalová-Peck on Hennigian phylogenetics and hexapod limb evolution is critically evaluated.


Systematic methodsGroundplan methodInsect limbsInsecta phylogenyInsect wingsMorphologyPaleontology

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