Complex but beautiful!
This incredible cartoon of vertebrate evolution was created by Albertonykus over at DeviantArt. Taxa that are still living today are coloured in, with extinct taxa left uncoloured. If you want to see a high resolution version of this image, click here (PNG)! This is a 'simplified' version of a phylogenetic tree also drawn by Albertonykus, which you can find here.
About the author
Syme is a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland, studying the taphonomy (preservation state) of fossil non-avian dinosaurs, crocodiles and fish from
the Winton Formation, Queensland, Australia. Think forensic science or CSI for fossils, and you're on the right track!
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