Sunday, July 20, 2008
This is a snapshot of an animated picture of a "species-scape." The size of the organisms represent their relative abundance on Earth. See Species-Scape on the Cornell University website.
Another version is shown on Christopher Taylor's blog Catalogue of Organisms [The Species-Scape Picture].
Notice how insignificant mammals are, yet one particular species of mammal has the potential to ruin the entire planet for all other species.
Some groups seem to be missing, bryophytes (moss) for example. Can you find any others?