Today’s Open Access File of the Day is a composite figure: Part A illustrates how children perceive the relative contributions of some eukaryotic taxa to the overall biomass on our planet, part B puts this into a scientific perspective. The size of the drawings represents the relative contribution of each taxa with the animals each representing: leopard – mammals, toucan – birds, butterfly – non-social insects, lizard – reptiles, spider – spiders, ant – social insects, frog – amphibians, and worm – annelids.
- Fig. 3 of the article Children’s Perceptions of Rainforest Biodiversity: Which Animals Have the Lion’s Share of Environmental Awareness?, published in 2008 by Jake L. Snaddon et al. in PLoS ONE.
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- Used, e.g., on the Kannada and Hindi Wikipedias.