autapomorphic character

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1. a derived character evolved from a plesiomorphic character state in the immediate ancestor of a single species 2. uniquely derived characters shared by several synapomorphous taxa. For example, hair was an autapomorphy of the first mammalian species and is also a synapomorphy of all mammals.

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