Monday, October 22, 2012

Beautiful Visualization of Tree of Life

OneZoom tree zoomed into the primates.

I just discovered this awesome new web project to visualize the tree of life. It is called OneZoom, and it provides a beautiful way to see the tree of life all at once.  It is like google maps in that at broad zoom levels it shows very little detail, but as you zoom in on a clade, it gives you more and more detail.  At the species level, it gives you conservation details, plus a link to the wikipedia page to learn more.  What a great tool for teaching primate systematics! Or any other systematics for that matter.

Species level entry