UCMP Exhibit Halls

Welcome to the
Phylogeny Wing

These exhibits explore the ancestor/descendant relationships which connect all organisms, past and present.

Here are four ways to get started:

1. Learn about the history and diversity of life—everything from whales to bacteria over 3.5 billion years of life's history—by browsing our extensive exhibit on the phylogeny of life on Earth.

2. Wondering what in the world "phylogeny" means, and how it relates to paleontology? Read an introduction to phylogeny!

3. Read tips on navigating the Phylogeny Wing.

4. Use our Web Lift to Taxa to look for a particular group of organisms.

Visit the UCMP Special Exhibit Journey into Phylogenetic Systematics to find out how biologists reconstruct the pattern of events that led to the diversity of life, and learn why this is so important.