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The Evolutionary Biology Of Hyrule [Infographic]

The gaming-themed SUPER iam8bit art show has just recently opened in LA, and this graphic entitled Magna Arbor Vitae Deku is the contribution of artist Jude Buffum. He writes:

For my contribution to the show, I created Magna Arbor Vitae Deku (traslated “The Great Deku Tree of Life”) a sprawling exploration of the evolutionary biology of the 200 most important species from the Legend of Zelda video game series. Complete with binomial Latin names (Zora Bellator and Zora Fluvialis share a common ancestor with the more peaceful species Zora Sapien, for example), the brances of the Deku tree trace the evolution of each species over millions of years. Forks in the branches indicate an extinct common ancestor of the species that follow.

Check out the complete graphic after the break.

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A limited edition of 15 prints were available at the opening of the show, but there’s no telling whether they have all sold out. More details on SUPER iam8bit can be found here.

(Jude Buffum via Gamefreaks)


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