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A Tree of Life by nemo-ramjet A Tree of Life by nemo-ramjet
A very low-res cladogram of all life on Earth.
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reminegrest Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
STUNNING!
I have no questions.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! this is an incredible piece of work indeed! =)
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome! I can't imagine the ammount of work that went into it, but why am I surprised it was you who did it after creating a top notch exobiology project. That needs a hell of a thought and dedication! =)
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very low resolution, yet far to large to fit my screen in anywhere near the full size. That in itself cleverly communicates something about the diversity of extant organisms. :)
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Thank you! The actual print of this image measured 3 by 3.5 meters, and looked like a huge mandala...
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:iconbelazikkal:
Belazikkal Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Only extant life, from what I can see, right?

Still very clever and nice.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thanks! Only extant life is shown, as extinct critters cannot be analyzed for their DNA.
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:iconbelazikkal:
Belazikkal Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, well then I see why. Just curious, really. And I should've known that'd be the reason.

Still... no whooly mammoths ;.;
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t-subgenius Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
You presented an amazing amount of information in such an artistic way. Absolutely amazing.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thank you!
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is amazing. Nice work.
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RachelRedqueen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
It's so HUGE!

Amazing work!
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thanks!
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flaketom Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
phantastic
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Thanks! I'm a big fan of your work as well...
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flaketom Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Thanks as well!
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Gryphon24 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Even with so much diversity, all I can say is that all living things are connected.
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HelloKooky Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fascinating.
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:iconbabbletrish:
babbletrish Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is phenomenal!
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Thanks, Trish!
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yoult Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Fabulous! The invertebrates on the right side must have been the most difficult part.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Actually, the plants were the hardest bit - due to the difficulty of finding good images.
Invertebrates were easy and fun to draw.
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gizemma Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student
Fens'in duvarında devasa basılmış haliyle bunu izlemek çok keyifliydi dogrusu
işlerini genelde takip etmeye çalısıyorum, özellikle mercan dede websitesi için yatıgın, şahanelerin arasında!
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is really well done! The consistency of style for a project that took so long is impressive, and the flowing composition is a nice metaphor for life itself. :)
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autobotvierge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Absolutely fascinating, this piece. I'm no scientist, but I can appreciate the idea that all life on Earth evolved from a single organism.

I would like to send this along to a biologist friend of mine; she would be extremely thrilled to see something like this.
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madcomputerscientist Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Artist
This is outrageously, baffleingly massive.
Lordy, this is crazy huge. It must have taken quite a bit of research!

You are truly a man of science!
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Irratio Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
It's always nice to see a big cladogram :). A pity that there aren't more.

I'm no expert, but recently saw this video:
[link]
(an environmental microbiologist talks about energy conversion in the microbial world, especially termite guts). He showed a tree of life where animals, plants and so on were all on a small branch of a huge tree which went in different directions.
Your tree is very great for getting an overview, but isn't this distortion misleading, too?
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Moonkelpie Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Oh dang, what an AWESOME Tree Of Life!:heart:
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Michelle56 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW NICE! :D
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
For future reference, a platypus' tail is dorsally flattened as opposed to laterally flattened. I understand that references for platypus anatomy are scanty outside australia, Tiina on the spec list had the same problem.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
It is actually dorsally flattened in that picture.
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
cool.
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Emmoyenne Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
It's a bit oversimplified to qualify as a scientific illustration but I still really enjoy it on an artistic and social level. Imagine the awe of someone who knows nothing about evolution being able to see how even squids and humans have a common ancestor! I would orgasm to see this as a complete piece as a 3D helix shape. Speaking of comprehensive chronicling of organisms, have you heard of the Encyclopedia of Life? [link]
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Better yet, imagine the individual drawings sculpted out of steel wire and arranged on an actual tree... I've heard of this site, but it's a bit cluttered and a little inaccurate. Most of its content can already be found on tolweb.org.
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Emmoyenne Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Cluttered and inaccurate? It's a work in progress. It won't be "finished" for years to come.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
I know, but for example, they have errors like the picture of a basilisk lizard in the place of an amphisbaenan. I'm sure the differences will be smoothed out in due time.
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Vladdyboy Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This should be in a Museum!
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
It is now, actually. Was that an indiana jones quote? =)
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Vladdyboy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! it is? and that wasn't an Indiana Jones quote, in which one do they say it? the old ones or in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
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Fjodin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
SUPER
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Thanks!
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notostraca Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
<sarcasm>I think you have to redo the entire project -- there is no Symbion Pandora from class Cycliophora. [link]
Other than that obviously crippling flaw </sarcasm>, very nice, I hope we can see one of these for Snaiad lifeforms someday!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
heheh, indeed! but cycliophorans are not the only absent group in this cladogram. It has some sweeping generalizations due to the width of its scope.
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Edme Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Purely magnificent! :clap:
I would only suggest doing something with the interactive version scrolling back to the upper-left corner everytime one chooses a creature to read about :nod:
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Gahhh yes. Anyone knows any coding to figure that out?
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Disikurt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
bravassimo :clap:
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Mersi hanfendi! =)
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ENORCA Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
This is the best thing I have ever seen on DA!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Wow, thanks! :)
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