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The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world . On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history ( phylogeny ). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders , segmented worms , phlox flowers , tyrannosaurs , euglenids , Heliconius butterflies , club fungi , or the vampire squid . ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. Starting with the root of all Life on Earth and moving out along diverging branches to individual species, the structure of the ToL project thus illustrates the genetic connections between all living things. read more about the Tree of Life Web Project...
The Burgess Shale is an exceptional Middle Cambrian age (about 540 million years ago) fossil locality located in Yoho National Park in the Rocky Mountains, near Field, British Columbia, Canada. The locality is special because of the soft-bodied preservation of a wide diversity of fossil invertebrate animals. The locality has been intensely studied since its discovery in 1909 by Charles Walcott, and has been declared a World Heritage Site. A popular introduction to the Burgess Shale can be found in Steven J.