|A diagram that shows the relationships between organisms based on the presence or absence of certain features.
||A diagram that shows the evolutionary relationships between organisms based on the analysis of genetic and morphological data.
|Only shows the branching pattern of relationships between organisms.
||Shows the branching pattern of relationships between organisms and also provides information on the time of divergence and the amount of evolutionary change.
|Does not have branch lengths or time scales.
||Includes branch lengths and time scales.
|Can be constructed using only qualitative data.
||Requires quantitative data and complex algorithms for construction.
|Used mainly in evolutionary biology for the purpose of grouping organisms based on shared derived characteristics.
||Used to study evolutionary history and relationships between organisms at any level of classification.