Evolutionary Biology

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 317–323 | Cite as

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

  • Olivier Béthoux
  • Niels P. Kristensen
  • Michael S. Engel


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


Systematic methods Groundplan method Insect limbs Insecta phylogeny Insect wings Morphology Paleontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Béthoux
    • 1
    • 2
  • Niels P. Kristensen
    • 3
  • Michael S. Engel
    • 4
  1. 1.Freiberg University of Mining and TechnologyInstitute of Geology, Department of PalaeontologyFreibergGermany
  2. 2.State Natural History Collections of DresdenMuseum of ZoologyDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Natural History Museum of DenmarkUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  4. 4.Division of Entomology (Palaeoentomology), Natural History MuseumUniversity of Kansas1501 Crestline Drive-Suite 140LawrenceUSA

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