xkcd: Land Mammals

It’s indeed true that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.  (Click through for full sized version.)

via xkcd: Land Mammals.

5 thoughts on “xkcd: Land Mammals

  1. Yes, but we’re all mobile habitat for the true rulers of the planet:

    “Basically, we are a walking bacterial colony.” – Professor Jeroen Raes, human microbiome researcher

    “… bacteria are, and always have been, the dominant forms of life on Earth.” – Stephen Jay Gould

    ‘Planet of the Bacteria’

    … and the bigger picture:

    ‘Total Animal Biodiversity’


    ‘Biodiversity’, Wilson 1988


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