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Tree of life with OneZoom and Open Tree

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Published on Sep 22, 2015

A sneak preview of the position of humans on the tree of all life, using data from OpenTree (opentreeoflife.org) and visualisation from OneZoom.org. This is to accompany the second edition of "The Ancestor's Tale" by Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong, due out before Christmas. We are working on a version of this tree that you can explore online. Watch this space - for more follow @OneZoomTree on Twitter or visit the website www.onezoom.org where you can explore some smaller branches of the tree.

Image Credits:

Crowned gibbon (Hylobates pileatus) by Dean Croshere / CC-BY
Dusky leaf monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus) by Robert Pollai / CC-BY
Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) by Scott Loarie / CC-BY
Night monkey (Aotus lemurinus zonalis) by tom@birdphotos.com / CC-BY
Brown howler monkey (Alouatta guariba) by Paulo B. Chaves / CC-BY
Red-crowned Titi (Callicebus discolor) by Stephen Davies / CC-BY
Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) by Frank Vassen / CC-BY
Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) by Frank Vassen / CC-BY
Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) by Dick Culbert / CC-BY
Common tree shrew (Tupaia glis) Stavenn / CC-BY
American pika (Ochotona princeps) Jim Kravitz / CC-BY
European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) Simon J. Tonge / CC-BY
Hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) Haruta Ovidiu / CC-BY
Mexican red-bellied squirrel (Sciurus aureogaster) Scott Loarie / CC-BY
Gundi (Ctenodactylus gundi) Simon J. Tonge / CC-BY
North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) NPS Photo / Alex Vanderstuyf / CC-BY
Bechstein's bat (Myotis bechsteini) Dietmar Nill / CC-BY
Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) אורן פלס / CC-BY
Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) Firman / CC-BY
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) cloudzilla / CC-BY
Lesser white-toothed shrew (Crocidura suaveolens) Simon J. Tonge / CC-BY
Lowland Streaked Tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus) Frank Vassen / CC-BY
Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) MontageMan / CC-BY
Dwarf armadillo (Zaedyus pichiy) Mikel Zubi / CC-BY
Hoffmann's two-toed sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni) Geoff Gallice / CC-BY
Giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) Anagoria / CC-BY
Monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides) José Luis Bartheld / CC-BY
Common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) Gary Owens / CC-BY
Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) bazzat2003 / CC-BY
Duck-billed platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) Peterdvv / CC-BY
Indian cobra (Naja naja) Gopal Venkatesan / CC-BY
Lava lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) Brian Gratwicke / CC-BY
Ostrich (Struthio camelus) Stig Nygaard / CC-BY
Peacock (Pavo cristatus) Suneko / CC-BY
Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) Kathy & Sam / CC-BY
Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) Stanislav Krejčík / CC-BY
Medium Galapagos ground finch (Geospiza fortis) Brian Gratwicke / CC-BY
Monterey ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii) Brian Gratwicke / CC-BY
Narayan's caecilian (Uraeotyphlus narayani) Venu Govindappa / CC-BY
West African lungfish (Protopterus annectens) Mathae / CC-BY
Sénégal bichir (Polypterus senegalus) Elma / CC-BY
Spotted Moray Eel (Gymnothorax moringa) Florent Charpin / CC-BY
Pirarucu (Arapaima gigas) Brennan Peabody / CC-BY
Northern Pike (Esox lucius) Josyan Pierson / CC-BY
Lake Malawi cichlid (Protomelas spilonotus) Brian Gratwicke / CC-BY
Southern brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon gagei) Adam Cohen / CC-BY
Blue club tunicate (Rhopalaea crassa) Samuel Chow / CC-BY
Mint sauce worm (Symsagittifera roscoffensis) Stevie Smith / CC-BY
Trichoplax (Trichoplax adherens) Neil W. Blackstone / CC-BY
Filasterean (Ministeria vibrans) Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo / CC-BY
Ichthyosporean (Sphaeroforma arctica)
Frog-killing chytrid (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) Dr Alex Hyatt, CSIRO / CC-BY
Pin mould (Rhizopus stolonifer) Eric McKenzie / CC-BY
AM fungus (Gigaspora margarita) Mike Guether / CC-BY
Apusomonad (Amastigomonas mutabilis) David J. Patterson / CC-BY
Ancyromonad (Ancyromonas sigmoides) David J. Patterson / CC-BY
Amoeba (Amoeba) Gyik Toma (Tommy) / CC-BY
Excavate (Euglena) Giuseppe Vago / CC-BY
Haptophyte (Coccolithus) Hannes Grobe / CC-BY
Dinoflagellate (Ornithocercus magnificus) tintinnidguy / CC-BY
Red alga (Smithora naiadum) holdfast... / CC-BY

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