general-phylomoji: a phylogenetic tree of emoji

Scripts to produce a phylogeny of life forms depicted by emoji.

This project was inspired by https://github.com/ghuertaramos/PlantPhylomoji.

How To Use

Install the requirements

pip3 install -r requirements.txt

Download emoji sets

./download_sets.sh

Generate phylogenetic trees

python3 src/make_svg_tree.py

Emoji Details

I decided not to include some ambiguous or species-wise redundant emoji:

  • 🌱
  • 🌿
    , sometimes interpreted as fern
  • 🍀
    , same species as

    , but some interpret it as Marsilea quadrifolia
  • 🐂
    , arguably same species as
    🐄
  • 🐏
    , same species as
    🐑
  • 🐔
    , same species as
    🐓
  • 🐛
    , in some depictions a caterpillar, in others various other arthropods, not necessarily insects
  • 🥬
    , ambiguous, either cabbage or lettuce
  • 🌴
    , less ambiguously depicted as
    🥥
  • 🍏
    , same species as
    🍎
  • 🌸
    , hard to distinguish from
    🍒

Some included emoji might be not obvious:

  • 🦠
    – bacteria
  • 🐦
    – songbirds
  • 🧽
    – sponges
  • 🚬
    – tobacco
  • 🍺
    – hops

  • – coffee
  • 🧉
    – yerba mate
  • 🍵
    – tea (Camellia sinensis)
  • 🌼
    – daisy (although depictions in various sets may be different)

GitHub

https://github.com/janek37/general-phylomoji