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Tree of Life App is an interactive and illustrated family-level phylogeny of living beings based upon a synthesis of data from thousands of published studies from the primary literature. Main groups of organisms –from Bacteria to Vertebrates- are displayed in the initial tree as collapsed branches that can be opened to view family level relationships. Over 5000 families are included in the current version.

Tree of Life Pro allows users to open all the locked groups in the Lite version (BACTERIA, EURYARCHAEOTA, EXCAVATA, VIRIDIPLANTAE, HAPTOPHYTA, AMOEBOZOA, FUNGI, HEXACTINELLIDA, CALCAREA, SCALIDOPHORA, TARDIGRADA, NEMERTEA, SYNDERMATA, TUNICATA). Moreover, users will have access to the currently unavailable groups that are being developed and will be made available very soon (RED ALGAE, INSECTS, MOLLUSKS, etc).

The interactivity and contents of Tree of Life App include the following features:

-Zooming in or out in order to explore a very large tree

-Tapping on the pictures to see family details such as common names, and quick links to Wikipedia (internet connection is required for this feature)

-Collapsing clades into single branches to summarize or hide undesired details

-Viewing subtrees of special interest

-A search feature enabling users to find specific organisms either by common or scientific family names

-A time scale to determine divergence dates among lineages and dates of extinction of fossil families

Tree of Life App is constantly being updated to include recent findings, guaranteeing to illustrate the most up-to date state of the art about evolutionary relationships among living beings.

What's New

Version 1.9

-New topology of higher level relationships of dinosaurs (Ornithoscelida), after the results of Baron et al. (2017).

-New topology of stem tetrapods and lissamphibians from the studies of Pardo. et al. (2017).

-New topology of extant frogs (Lissamphibia: Anura) based on the phylogenomic analysis by Feng et al. 2017.

-Several topological modifications to some clades of angiosperms based on studies implementing nuclear (rather than plastid) loci.

-Updated higher level phylogeny of Bacteria based on phylogenomic analysis by Waite et al. (2017).

-Several minor topological updates throughout the tree.

-Addition of over 30 new families of extant and fossil taxa.


PappCorn SAS
136.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 PappCorn


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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