Is there an information (preferably in the form of a chart, though anything will do) comparing convergent evolution to how closely related the 2 species are on the tree of life. My searches for anything touching on this subject have returned nothing
Context: I was having a discussion with a friend on how similar we should expect alien life to be to earth. The topic of high levels of convergence on earth being indicative of convergence between life on Earth and life with a seperate origin on another planet came up. However it appears to me that convergence tends to happen a lot more in more closely related species, but I have no solid data for or against this idea. For example I don't think any plantae have developed any significant ability to move, like animalia have, which I find surprising as it is a very broad ability.
Please note my knowledge of biology is only on a general level.