MorphoBank is an essential online resource used by researchers in
comparative biology, paleontology and anthropology to help construct the Tree of Life—a genealogy of all living and extinct species. MorphoBank hosts relevant peer reviewed scientific data, and also allows researchers to collaborate on building, publishing and permanently hosting morphological phylogenetic matrices, a key data type in these research fields. Datasets in MorphoBank include both scientific observations and images, thereby supporting our understanding of the morphological basis for the evolutionary relationships among species.
There are currently 1,330 publicly accessible projects in MorphoBank, containing 165,570 images and 835 matrices. MorphoBank also has an additional 1,613 projects in progress, containing 146,272 images and 1,443 matrices. Nearly 4,000 scientists and students are content builders on MorphoBank.