Bird Family Tree

In: Science

20 Dec 2012

A Yale-led scientific team has produced the most comprehensive family tree for birds to date, connecting all living bird species — nearly 10,000 in total — and revealing surprising new details about their evolutionary history and its geographic context. (summary article; another)

It looks like someone did an amazing amount of research into bird diversification. But I can’t really understand all of what this visualization is telling me because the original article is hidden behind a paywall at Nature.

http://sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.221004!/file/bird-family-tree2.gif

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