November 9th 2012:

We are highly interested in posting additional mammal phylogenies provided by other research groups. For more information, click here.

June 11th 2012:

We reached the one million download mark for the Primates section of the website!

June 11th 2012:

We reached the one million download mark for the Primates section of the website!

June 9th 2012:

We compiled a list of studies that have used 10kTrees. Check it out!

June 5th 2012:

We provide the biggest update to the dataset and website so far. Version 1 of the dataset and trees for Carnivores (order Carnivora) as well as for even-toed ungulates and cetaceans (clade Cetartiodactyla) is now available. The carnivoran trees include over 250 species and are based on 29 genes (16 different genomic loci). The trees for the clade Cetartiodactyla include even 299 species and are based on 20 genes (7 different genomic loci)! Additionally, we now provide dated trees for odd-toed ungulates (order Perissodactyla). Check it out!

May 31th 2011:

We provide a major update to the dataset and website. Version 3 of the dataset and trees for Primates is now available. The trees include over 300 species and are based on 17 genes (7 different genomic loci)! Importantly, all the species that were missing in Version 2 compared to Version 1 are included in Version 3 again. Check it out!

February 18th 2011:

We now also provide trees for an additional mammalian order: odd-toed ungulates (order Perissodactyla). The trees include all 17 extant species and are based on 15 genes (5 different genomic loci). Check it out!

January 15th 2011:

The educational page is online. We now provide four tutorials that show how to actually use the 10kTrees website for your research, and what to do with so many trees. Check it out!

November 11th 2010:

We started working on 10kTrees Version 3 for Primates. If the trees are missing a particular species that you would like to see included in Version 3, let us know! In the near future, we will include additional mammalian orders (such as Carnivora, Artiodactyla and Cetacea). Lastly, we will soon provide an educational page with various tutorials on how to use 10kTrees (more details will follow).

October 13th 2010:

One of the first papers that uses 10kTrees has been published. In it, we investigate patterns of diversification in primates.

September 21th 2010:

A paper about a new method called phylogenetic targeting has been published. The method provides a systematic way to identify the species that should be studied to increase the size of comparative data sets as effectively as possible. The method can also be applied to a block of trees.

July 20th 2010:

You can now subscribe to the 10kTrees mailing list. We also established a feedback system. It is easy and quick, and vital for the continuous success of this site. Check it out!. We also improved the Download Trees section. For example, it is now also possible to list all species in alphabetical order (rather than according to major taxonomical clades).

June 23th 2010:

The 10kTrees paper has been published.

November 20th 2009:

We provide a major update to the dataset and website. Version 2 of the dataset and trees is now available. Furthermore, we updated the website and implemented new functionalities, such as a taxonomic translation tool. Also, we now provide both molecular branch lengths and, by using fossil calibration points, branches that reflect the time since two species last shared a common ancestor.

June 28th 2009:

The 10kTrees Website is finished and publicly available.