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King Phillip Came Over For Good Spaghetti!

When thinking about evolutionary theory and how all living things are connected, it is important to show visual relationships between different species of organisms.

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According to the University of California Museum of Paleotnology (2013), using trees for classification provides the user with the visual ability to see connections between evolutionary histories, common traits and characterists between species, and the general classification of living things.

So what does King Phillip have to do with phylogenetic trees?

It is an acronym for the classification system!


King - Kingdom

Phillip - Phylum

Came - Class

Over - Order

For - Family

Good - Genus

Spaghetti - Species

References:

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"Using the tree for classification." (2013). Understanding Evolution. University of California Museum of Paleotnology. 25 November 2013. http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_10

Evolution of Proboscidea by T PEKC

I thought this was a great picture to add because it shows the African and Asian elephants as their own species, a more recent discovery.

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