tree of life

Scientists Just Discovered Organisms That Are Distinct From Any Life Forms Known to Science

Scientists Just Discovered Organisms That Are Distinct From Any Life Forms Known to Science

On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with one thing in common: a backbone. This single shared characteristic is enough to group us with dogs, fish, and lizards, in a group called a phylum; this is repeated throughout Earth’s organisms, connecting all of life’s diversity into one tree.