Tree of Life Web Project

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The Tree of Life Web Project is an ongoing[when?] Internet project providing information about the diversity and phylogeny of life on Earth. This collaborative peer reviewed project began in 1995, and is written by biologists from around the world.

The pages are linked hierarchically, in the form of the branching evolutionary tree of life, organized cladistically. Each page contains information about one particular group of organisms and is organized according to a branched tree-like form, thus showing hypothetical relationships between different groups of organisms.

In 2009 the project ran into funding problems from the University of Arizona. Pages and Treehouses now[when?] submitted take a considerably longer time to be approved as they're being reviewed by a small group of volunteers.

According to third-party web analytics provider SimilarWeb, the site has over 130,000 visits per month, as of 2015,[1] and is ranked #140 among Biology sites.[2]

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  1. ^ " Analytics" SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2015-7-12.
  2. ^ "Top 50 sites in the world for Science > Biology" SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2015-7-12.

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