Monday, 18 February 2013

Tree of Life

This was first published by Dena Ricketts, but this is so awesome, that we wouldn't want it to be lost in the depths of the web. So

If this makes you feel small, think about this at the same time:

The number of species represented is approximately the square-root of the number of species thought to exist on Earth (i.e., three thousand out of an estimated nine million species), or about 0.18% of the 1.7 million
species that have been formally described and named.

Full size here: http://www.zo.utexas.edu/faculty/antisense/downloadfilestol.html

#scienceeveryday

 


If you want a printout - here is a PDF file.

The article published by Adam n3m0 Zielinski