Learn About the Tree of Life!
Elephant Shrews
A Tree of Life Adventure Game!
Morphing Arachnids
Further Resources

Project Funders

Travels in the Great Tree of Life is supported by the National Science Foundation through the Angiosperm Tree of Life, EuphORBia, and CIPRES projects.


National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation

Cyberinfrastructure for Phylogenetic Research

CIPRES (Cyberinfrastructure for Phylogenetic Research)



Angiosperm Tree of Life Project

Angiosperm Tree of Life Project




EuphORBia: A Global Inventory of Spurges


Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History




The Museum gratefully acknowledges the following institutions and individuals for their help with this exhibition:


For the Loan of Elephant Shrews:
Smithsonian’s National Zoo

David Kessler, Bob King, and Don Moore

For the Loan of Plants:
Yale Marsh Botanic Garden
Eric Larsen and David Garringer


Edgerton Park Conservatory
Trudi Ganz


And Conley Taylor


For the Loan of Specimens:
American Museum of Natural History


Illustration and Photos Courtesy of:
R. Beaman, C. Davis, J. Holden, C. Lee
American Association for the Advancement of Science,
Iowa State University Extension, J. Perrone, H. Iltis,
D. M. Hillis, D. Zwickl, and R. Gutell, University of Texas,

and Russell Kightley http://www.rkm.com.au

Web Design:

Kent Golden


Golden Multimedia


Project Team:


Curator: Michael Donoghue

Curatorial Advisors: Reed Beaman, Jacques Gauthier, Bill Piel, and David Heiser

Project Manager & Exhibit Developer: Jane Pickering

Designer: Laura Friedman

Graphic Designer: Sally Pallatto

Fabrication: Walter Brenckle, Robert Charlesworth, Maishe Dickman, Eric Hoag

Modelmaker: Michael Anderson

Media Adviser: Geralyn Abinader

Filmmaker: Ann Johnson Prum

Game and Web site designer: Kent Golden

Video Animation: 422


Evaluator: Ellen Giusti


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