Evolutionary tree

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The evolutionary tree of living things is currently supposed to run something along the lines of that listed below. Most of the above tree was based on ideas from cladistics; where more than two groups are shown in a single branch, there is disagreement about how they diverged. Hypothetically taxonomy would follow the tree whenever possible, but it many places it does not at present.

References:

  1. Colin Tudge, "The Variety of Life -- A survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived", Oxford University Press, 2000
  2. http://phylogeny.arizona.edu The Tree of Life -- A multi-authored, distributed Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity


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