HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Science » Science (Group) » Massive, Huge tree of lif...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Sun May 27, 2012, 10:30 PM

Massive, Huge tree of life.

Click on the link for an easier-to-see image.

http://tellapallet.com/TreeOfLife.pdf

13 replies, 2104 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
Reply Massive, Huge tree of life. (Original post)
Odin2005 May 2012 OP
BlueJazz May 2012 #1
AlecBGreen May 2012 #2
Odin2005 May 2012 #4
Sarah Ibarruri May 2012 #3
iemitsu May 2012 #5
EvolveOrConvolve May 2012 #7
iemitsu May 2012 #10
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #6
Odin2005 May 2012 #9
Occulus May 2012 #8
hedgehog May 2012 #11
Odin2005 May 2012 #12
muriel_volestrangler May 2012 #13

Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 10:53 PM

1. Love it ! Thanks for posting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 11:54 PM

2. is that Jeb Bush as "The" human?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AlecBGreen (Reply #2)

Mon May 28, 2012, 12:07 AM

4. ACK, it does look like Jeb!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 11:59 PM

3. Beautiful! Thanks! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 12:07 AM

5. perhaps that (at the link) was easier for you to see.

but i needed a magnifying glass.
what an interesting "tree".
thanks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to iemitsu (Reply #5)

Mon May 28, 2012, 01:01 AM

7. It's a PDF so you can zoom it in

It was microscopic for me too until I zoomed in a bit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #7)

Mon May 28, 2012, 02:37 AM

10. thanks, i made it larger too.

but i was dumb enough to post my first reaction.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 12:57 AM

6. Wow, this is wonderful!

Thank you so much for bringing it to us.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Mon May 28, 2012, 01:35 AM

9. You are welcome, Peggy!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 01:12 AM

8. A much, much larger and more complete tree can be found here:

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 01:31 PM

11. So chickens and ducks split off before other birds,

I learned something new today!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hedgehog (Reply #11)

Mon May 28, 2012, 02:04 PM

12. The base of the evolutionary tree is really messy.

What we do know is that the gamefowl-waterfowl group are near the base, along with tinamous and ratite birds (ostriches, emus, rheas, kiwis).

The common ancestor of living (Neornithean) birds was likely a shorebird. Before the end-Cretaceous mass extinction there was many other bird groups that were far more common than early Neornithes.

http://palaeos.com/vertebrates/aves/neornithes.html


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 06:23 PM

13. Do you know the date of that?

There was, for instance, a Nature paper in 2010 that claimed to have established that insects are a daughter group of crustaceans, rather than a sister group (along with millipedes/centipedes), as that diagram shows.

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/insects-are-crustaceans-2/

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v463/n7284/full/nature08742.html

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread