Cladogram Maker

Visualize Relationships Between Species

Effectively visualize and identify the phylogenetic relationships among various biological species with cladograms.

  • Easy-to-use visual canvas to visualize relationships
  • Multiple cladogram and phylogenetic tree templates to start quickly
  • PNG, SVG, and PDF image export for sharing and printing
Cladogram Maker
National Geographic
Simplify Cladistic Analysis

Simplify Cladistic Analysis

Simplify Cladistic Analysis

Multiple cladogram templates to quickly start analyzing how groups of organisms are related to each other.

Extensive shape libraries for over 50 types of diagrams including food webs, dichotomous keys, phylogenetic trees, and more.

Simple to use drag and drop tools to easily visualize phylogenetic relationships and create cladograms effortlessly.

Dynamic connectors that arrange themselves automatically to seamlessly rotate, expand, or resize your cladograms tangle-free.

Configurable color themes and advanced text formatting capabilities to customize your cladograms as necessary.

Import or drag and drop animal images to the canvas or use built-in Google-image search to browse the internet for more graphics to create dynamic cladograms.


Centralize Your Research Data

Centralize Your Research Data

Powerful and versatile table with advanced customizability to organize selected organisms according to defined characteristics.

Pre-designed templates library for Venn diagrams to quickly group organisms based on shared characteristics prior to creating cladograms.

Built-in tools to quickly organize your visuals and create interactive presentations and reports right on the canvas.

Infinite canvas that scales up to 1000s of items in a single view to gather research data around species and visually arrange them.

Export your cladograms as PNGs, JPEGs, SVGs, or PDFs for printing and publishing or embed them in any site with a secure link.

Universal full-text search to easily find specific species and their information in complex cladograms.

Centralize Your Research Data
Collaborate with Peers Anywhere, Anytime

Collaborate with Peers Anywhere, Anytime

Collaborate with Peers Anywhere, Anytime

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Work with students, teachers, or fellow researchers on a shared canvas.

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room.

Comment with context to have discussions and follow-ups on the same canvas. Async!

What Is a Cladogram?

An evolutionary tree that shows the relationships among organisms is called a cladogram. Cladograms were drawn in the past based on similar phenotypes or physical traits. Cladograms can also be drawn today based on the similarities in DNA sequences between organisms.

How to Create a Cladogram?

  • Choose four to six organisms to be in your cladogram. Those organisms must be in the same family or order.
  • Select one ancestral and one derived characteristic to designate the outgroup. What do all of these organisms have in common? The purpose of the ancestral characteristic is to link the animal in the outgroup with other animals. It also serves as a comparison point.
  • Pick derived characteristics for the ingroup (Part 1). How are organisms in your ingroup different from one another?
  • Pick derived characteristics for the ingroup (Part 2). After you have separated the organisms, it is time to separate them from each other.
  • By this point, you should have derived characteristics for each animal in your ingroup such that you could make a sort of list of them, from ancestral to most derived. For each derived characteristic chosen, the organisms with and those without the characteristic should be separated.