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phytools: Phylogenetic Tools for comparative biology (and other things)


phytools provides functions for phylogenetic comparative biology; as well as several other functions for tree inference, manipulation, and analysis that are not implemented in other R packages.

The complete list of functions can be displayed with library(help=phytools).

The phytools development page is More information on phytools can also be found at or

If you use phytools (or other packages that depend on phytools) in a publication, please cite it. The appropriate citation for phytools is listed below or can be obtained using citation("phytools") with the package installed.


Liam J. Revell

Maintainer: Liam J. Revell <>


Revell, L. J. (2012) phytools: An R package for phylogenetic comparative biology (and other things). Methods Ecol. Evol., 3, 217-223.

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