Table 1.

Alignment between taxonomy and phylogeny in various clades of the tree of life

CladeTipsInternal nodesNodes supported by
TaxonomyTreesTrees + taxonomy
Bacteria260,32311,0288,454 (76.7%)2,184 (19.8%)390 (3.5%)
Cyanobacteria10,581788678 (86.0%)83 (10.5%)27 (3.4%)
Ciliates1,497657654 (99.5%)1 (0.2%)2 (0.3%)
Nematoda31,2873,5043,431 (97.9%)54 (1.5%)19 (0.5%)
Chlorophytes13,1001,2671,239 (97.8%)20 (1.6%)8 (0.6%)
Rhodophytes12,2141,2921,278 (98.9%)14 (1.1%)0
Fungi296,6678,6468,243 (95.3%)383 (4.4%)20 (0.2%)
Insecta941,75388,66685,936 (96.9%)2,205 (2.5%)525 (0.6%)
Chordata88,43427,31513,374 (49.0%)11,689 (42.8%)2,250 (8.2%)
Primates681501129 (25.7%)294 (58.7%)78 (15.6%)
Mammals9,5394,4331,645 (37.1%)2,194 (49.5%)594 (13.4%)
Embryophytes284,44732,21122,400 (69.5%)8,533 (26.5%)1,271 (3.9%)