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(English) Any characteristic or its attributes used for recognizing, describing, defining, or differentiating taxa. In a phylogenetic analysis, an ancestral (= primitive) character is termed plesiomorphic, while a derived (= novel) character is termed apomorphic. (See also: Code, taxon, identification)
(French) Toute caractéristiques (ou attributs) utilisées pour reconnaître, décrire, définir, ou différencier les taxons. (See also: Code, taxon, identification)
(Portuguese) Característica ou atributo que identifica, descreve, define ou diferencia um taxon. (See also: Code, taxon, identification)

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