The Macro Library(beta)
A collection of macroevolutionary examples for K-12 teachers, students, and publishers



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The following phylogeny consists of a well-accepted phylogenetic layout of animals, going until extant families or as far as required by articles on this site. If you are looking for an article by phylogenetic placement of an organism, just select down to the appropriate level.

To recollapse a portion of the tree, just click on it again. A "?" in front of a name indicates that its phylogenetic placement is uncertain, and a dagger (Extinct) indicates that the node and all its descendants are extinct.

Animals

Deuterosomes
Chordata
Vertebrata
Jawed Fishes (Gnathostomata)
Bony Fishes (Osteichthyes)
Fleshy-finned Fishes (Sarcopterygii)
Tetrapoda
Amniota
    Lissamphibia
    Lungfishes (Dipnoi)
    Ray-finned Fishes (Actinopterygii)
    Cartilaginous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
Sharks & Rays (Neoselachii)
    Holocephali
    Jawless Fishes (Agnatha)
    Tunicata
    Sea stars, urchins, & cucumbers (Echinodermata)
    Protostomes
Ecdysozoa
Insects, arachnids, crustaceans, etc. (Arthropoda)
    Roundworms (Nematoda)
Lophotrochozoa
Snails, clams, squid, etc (Mollusca)
    Segmented worms (Annelida)
    Flatworms & relatives (Platyzoa)

Status:

  • Herps complete to family; Non-Avian Dinosaurs complete to order or better. Aviale needs work
  • Check Artiodactyla node names; composited. Find Simmons 2005b for chiroptera node names.
  • Rodentia needs completion to family
  • Expand Pterosauria