Browsing the Tree of Life
If you would like to explore the diversity of organisms on the Tree of Life, any one of the following pages will provide a good starting point:
- Root of the Tree of Life
You can start at the root and wander up the branches of the Tree of Life.
- Popular Pages
This page provides links to the most popular groups on the Tree of Life. Go to a group that interests you, and start your exploration from there.
- Sample Pages
We have prepared a collection of links to representative Tree of Life pages. On this list you can find links to those parts of the Tree of Life that are particularly well developed, you can look at some pages that provide a good introduction to a major group, and you can explore some little known yet fascinating organisms.
- Recent Additions
Check out our newest branch and leaf pages.
- Random Page
Follow this link, and you will be taken to a randomly selected page on the Tree of Life.
This page has links to Tree of Life pages that are designed particularly for children and the young at heart. This part of the Tree of Life is still very much under development, and currently, there's only a single treehouse attached to the ToL.
- Images, Movies, ...
This page is a good starting point for exploring the ToL media collection featuring images, movies, and sounds of organisms.
If you are looking for a particular page on the Tree of Life, the following pages will help you find your way:
This page provides access to different search options on the Tree of Life. You can search for the page of a particular organism by scientific or common name. There's a search for media files (images, movies, etc.), and a search for words used anywhere in the text of ToL pages.
- Popular Pages
This page provides links to the most popular groups on the Tree of Life. If you are looking for the page of an organism, you can use this page to navigate to the page of a popular containing group and then move up the branches of the ToL to your target organism.
Please keep in mind that the Tree of Life website is still very much under construction. We are continuously adding new pages, but some important branches are still missing.