Phylopic.org, owned and maintained by T. Michael Keesey, is an amazing website whose goal is to accumulate as many reusable silhouette images as possible of every organism on planet Earth. These images can be submitted by anyone and are free for anyone to use on presentations, projects, and artworks with appropriate credit.
But the really cool thing about Phylopic is its phylogenetic database. Its Python-based framework stores accurate phylogenetic data for every organism, so you can view a full phylogeny for any organism as many levels back as you want. As long as images are available for the taxa you’re searching, this can result in beautiful evolutionary sequences like the one above showing the evolution of Homo sapiens.
This project is incredibly useful to researchers, students, artists and laymen alike, and needs to be supported! The creator is now selling this gorgeous t-shirt (definitely the most accurate “evolutionary sequence” t-shirt available anywhere) in order to cover costs of web hosting. Please considering purchasing one or spread the word!
Darren’s Duck Rant. Original, HERE.
John Turmelle and I may have TetZoo Time, but this is truly the best possible thing. That’s right, there are now two Tet Zoo themed web comics on the Internet, this one courtesy of Ethan Kocak!
Make sure to follow if that’s what floats your boat (and how could it not be?)!
Happy Darwin Day! Keep an eye out on Incidents and Reflections, which will have its Darwin Day special broadcast live in a few hours and uploaded online at some point tomorrow.
a great deal of my life is me getting really excited about birds
You guys, John Conway needs our help!
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There are no plans for crossovers at this point, but it’s a possibility!
I was encouraged to post this, so I will.