November 12, 2012 10:32 AM Subscribe
I am looking for a gigantic cladogram, ideally one that encompasses the entire animal kingdom down to the order or family level.
posted by eraserbones to science & nature (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm preparing a talk about decapods for an audience of amateur ichthyologists, and would like to put up a big slide of 'Animalia' that I can pan-and-scan while visiting different genera.
The internet is full of structured taxonomy data (e.g. tolweb or wikispecies) so surely some smartass has generated an enormous multi-gig jpeg that draws out entire phyla or kingdoms in painstaking detail.
Does anyone know where I can find that giant cladogram? Failing that, can anyone offer advice about data sets and tools I could use to generate my own custom diagram? And, tangentially: what are your favorite methods for visualizing this kind of thing?