The TimeTree of Life

S. Blair Hedges and Sudhir Kumar (Editors)
with Foreword by James D. Watson
Oxford University Press, New York.
xxi + 551 pages
©2009 S. Blair Hedges & Sudhir Kumar

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CONTENTS PDF Alt Figures
Contents PDF Mirror  
Foreword PDF Mirror  
Preface PDF Mirror  
Contributors PDF Mirror  
INTRODUCTION      
Discovering the timetree of life PDF Mirror  
Timetrees: beyond cladograms, phenograms, and phylograms PDF Mirror  
The geological time scale PDF Mirror  
Calibrating and constraining the molecular clock PDF Mirror  
TIMETREES      
Life PDF Mirror PPT
SUPERKINGDOM      
Archaebacteria PDF Mirror PPT
Eubacteria PDF Mirror PPT
Eukaryotes Eukaryota PDF Mirror PPT
PROTISTS      
Haptophyte algae Haptophyta PDF Mirror PPT
Diatoms Bacillariophyta PDF Mirror PPT
PLANTS      
Land plants Embrytophyta PDF Mirror PPT
      Mosses Bryophyta PDF Mirror PPT
      Liverworts Marchantiophyta PDF Mirror PPT
      Ferns Monilophyta PDF Mirror PPT
      Gymnosperms PDF Mirror PPT
      Flowering plants Magnoliophyta PDF Mirror PPT
      Magnoliids PDF Mirror PPT
      Eudicots PDF Mirror PPT
      Asterids PDF Mirror PPT
      Eurosid I PDF Mirror PPT
      Eurosid II PDF Mirror PPT
      Monocots PDF Mirror PPT
FUNGI      
Fungi PDF Mirror PPT
ANIMALS      
Animals Metazoa PDF Mirror PPT
INVERTEBRATES      
Cnidarians Cnidaria PDF Mirror PPT
Scaphopod mollusks.Scaphopoda PDF Mirror PPT
Cephalopod mollusks.Cephalopoda PDF Mirror PPT
Nematodes Nematoda PDF Mirror PPT
Arthropods Arthropoda  PDF Mirror PPT
      Spiders Araneae PDF Mirror PPT
      Holometabolous insects Holometabola PDF Mirror PPT
          Bees, ants, and stinging wasps Aculeata PDF Mirror PPT
          True flies Diptera  PDF Mirror PPT
          Beetles Coleoptera PDF Mirror PPT
          Lacewings Neuroptera PDF Mirror PPT
      Crabs, shrimps, and.lobsters Decapoda PDF Mirror PPT
      Stalked and acorn barnacles Thoracica PDF Mirror PPT
Sea urchins Echinoidea PDF Mirror PPT
VERTEBRATES      
Vertebrates Vertebrata PDF Mirror PPT
FISHES      
Jawless fishes Cyclostomata PDF Mirror PPT
Cartilaginous fishes Chondrichthyes PDF Mirror PPT
Ray-finned fishes Actinopterygii PDF Mirror PPT
      Sturgeons and paddlefishes Acipenseriformes PDF Mirror PPT
      Teleost fishes Teleostei PDF Mirror PPT
         Notothenioid fishes Notothenioidei PDF Mirror PPT
         Labyrinth fishes Anabantoidei PDF Mirror PPT
Lungfishes Dipnoi PDF Mirror PPT
AMPHIBIANS      
Amphibians Lissamphibia PDF Mirror PPT
      Frogs and toads Anura PDF Mirror PPT
      Salamanders Caudata PDF Mirror PPT
      Caecilians Gymnophiona PDF Mirror PPT
AMNIOTES      
Amniotes Amniota PDF Mirror PPT
REPTILES      
Squamates Squamata PDF Mirror PPT
      Snakes Serpentes PDF Mirror PPT
Turtles Testudines PDF Mirror PPT
Crocodylians Crocodylia PDF Mirror PPT
BIRDS      
Birds Aves PDF Mirror PPT
      Ratites and tinamous Paleognathae PDF Mirror PPT
      Waterfowl and gamefowl Galloanserae PDF Mirror PPT
      Advanced birds Neoaves PDF Mirror PPT
         Passerine birds Passeriformes PDF Mirror PPT
         Shorebirds Charadriiformes PDF Mirror PPT
         Diurnal birds of prey Falconiformes PDF Mirror PPT
         Cranes, rails, and allies Gruiformes PDF Mirror PPT
         Woodpeckers, toucans, barbets and allies
         Piciformes
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         Owls Strigiformes PDF Mirror PPT
         Swifts, treeswifts, and hummingbirds
         Apodiformes
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MAMMALS      
Mammals Mammalia PDF Mirror PPT
     Monotremes Prototheria PDF Mirror PPT
     Marsupials Metatheria PDF Mirror PPT
     Placental mammals Eutheria PDF Mirror PPT
         Armadillos, anteaters, and sloths Xenarthra PDF Mirror PPT
         Tenrecs and golden moles Afrosoricida PDF Mirror PPT
         Primates Primates PDF Mirror PPT
         Pikas, hares, and rabbits Lagomorpha PDF Mirror PPT
         Rodents Rodentia PDF Mirror PPT
         Hedgehogs, shrews, moles, and solenodons
         Eulipotyphla
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         Bats Chiroptera PDF Mirror PPT
         Carnivores Carnivora PDF Mirror PPT
         Rhinoceroses, tapirs, and horses
         Perissodactyla
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         Whales and even-toed ungulates
         Cetartiodactyla
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