Understanding Evolution

The Tree Room :

Evolutionary trees: A primer
by the Understanding Evolution team

Confused by a tree diagram in a textbook, webpage, or museum exhibit? Need a quick review of tree-reading before delving into a more difficult topic? This short primer is the place to start. It provides the basic facts you need to know to interpret trees. You can explore the following topics:

Or click "next" to get started!


View this article online at:

Understanding Evolution © 2020 by The University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, and the Regents of the University of California