This tree diagram shows the relationships between several groups of organisms.
The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.
You can click on the root to travel down the Tree of Life all the way to the root of all Life, and you can click on the names of descendent subgroups to travel up the Tree of Life all the way to individual species.
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Relationships after molecular studies by Krajewski and King (1996), Krajewski et al. (1999), and Fain et al. (2007).
Fain, M. G., C. Krajewski, and P. Houde. 2007. Phylogeny of “core Gruiformes” (Aves: Grues) and resolution of the Limpkin–Sungrebe problem. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43 (2): 515-529.
Krajewski, C. and D. G. King. 1996. Molecular divergence and phylogeny: Rates and patterns of cytochrome b evolution in cranes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 13: 21-30.
Krajewski, C., M. G. Fain , L. Buckley, and D. G. King. 1999. Dynamically heterogenous partitions and phylogenetic inference: An evaluation of analytical strategies with cytochrome b and ND6 gene sequences in cranes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 13(2):302-313.
Mooers, A. O., S. M. Vamosi, D. Schluter. 1999. Using phylogenies to test macroevolutionary hypotheses of trait evolution in Cranes (Gruinae). American Naturalist 154(2):249-259.
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