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


phytools provides functions for phylogenetic biology: focused on phylogenetic comparative analysis, but including methods to simulate data and trees, to visualize trees and fitted models, and to analyze and manipulate phylogenetic trees and data.

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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