Friday, June 24, 2011

Use the Time Tree website to find out how long ago we shared a common ancestor with any other species.

http://timetree.org/

  1. Two species or higher taxa are queried
    (e.g., cat and dog -- 55.7 million years ago)
  2. TimeTree compares all taxa in one inclusive group (e.g., Feliformia) with those in the other group (e.g., Caniformia) to find all published times of divergence for the evolutionary split.
Four examples:




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