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Old 11-05-2012, 08:00 AM
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Post The evolution of Pokemon – a phylogenic tree

If you're not familiar with evolutionary biology, a phylogenic tree is a graphic representation of the evolution of different species. So what has this got to do with Pokemon? Entomologists at UC Davis have produced a phylogenic tree for a

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: The evolution of Pokemon – a phylogenic tree

I think this is awesome. I tried to do something similar myself a few years ago but the characteristic that has traditionally been used to distinguish species (inability to breed) doesn't work so well for Pokemon. xD I was using egg groups to try to figure it out. Pretty interesting the way they've done it though.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:10 PM
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Typhlosion can't evolve any further apparently! O: IT MUST MEAN THAT TYPHLOSION IS THE BEST POKEMON EVER
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:58 AM
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Default Re: The evolution of Pokemon – a phylogenic tree

I just find it interesting that a group at university didn't have anything better to do than plot the full evolutionary chain of Pokemon. XD Although I suppose it is a creative means of practicing everything they've learned since there aren't any other natural environments for them to plot out. *nods*
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Default Re: The evolution of Pokemon – a phylogenic tree

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Typhlosion can't evolve any further apparently! O: IT MUST MEAN THAT TYPHLOSION IS THE BEST POKEMON EVER
or it means it's a dead end and will be the last of the line to go extinct
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