clade

gets all species that are closest related to specified taxa

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Syntax

members = clade (taxa)

Description

gets all species in the add_my_pet collection that belong to the lowest common taxon of a group of taxa. To find this taxon, the lineages of all members of input taxa are obtained, then the taxon of lowest rank is found that is shared by all members of input taxa and all members of this taxon in the add_my_pet collection are selected.

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Output:

Remarks

The root is Animalia. If this is the lowest common taxon, the output contains all species in the collection. If the input cell string has length 1, clade is similar to select. The classification follows that of Wikipedia.

Example of use

members = clade({'Gorilla', 'Tupaia'})