River of Life
Tree of Life
Tree of Life
River of Life




Tree of Life
River of Life




Tree of Life
River of Life




Tree of Life
River of Life




Tree of Life
River of Life




Tree of Life
ancestors
ancestors
ancestors


confluence
ancestors   “concestor”


confluence
ancestors     “concestor”


confluence 1
ancestors              “concestor”


confluence 1




How many confluences are there for
HUMANS to travel back in time on th...
ancestors             “concestor”


confluence 1
                  2       3
                                       4

    ...
How do scientists
            know this?
How do scientists
            know this?
How do scientists
            know this?
How do scientists
            know this?
Let us begin “The River of Life”
1 Confluence 1
        6 million years ago



Let us begin “The River of Life”
2

            1
6 million
years ago
2

            1
6 million
years ago




Bonobo
2       2

            1 2
6 million       7m
years ago




Bonobo
2       2

            1 2
6 million       7m
years ago
                  Gorilla




Bonobo
2       2               2

            1 2                  3
6 million       7m              14 m
years ago
             ...
2       2               2

            1 2                  3
6 million       7m              14 m
years ago
             ...
2       2               2

            1 2                  3
6 million       7m              14 m
years ago
             ...
2       2               2          12

            1 2                  3          4
6 million       7m              14 m ...
2       2               2          12

            1 2                  3          4
6 million       7m              14 m ...
1 CHIM-pan-zee, BO-no-bo
2 AF-ric-an GO-ril-la

3 A-sian o-RANG-u-tan
4 GIB-bons of MAY-lay-sia

  THESE • • ARE • our
  T...
100

 5
25 m
100

 5
25 m
100    100

 5      6
25 m   40 m
100    100

 5      6
25 m   40 m
100    100

 5      6
25 m   40 m
100    100    7


 5      6         7
25 m   40 m   58 m
100    100     7


 5      6          7
25 m   40 m    58 m




              Tarsier
100    100     7        50

 5      6          7     8
25 m   40 m    58 m     63 m




              Tarsier
100    100     7        50

 5      6          7     8
25 m   40 m    58 m     63 m




              Tarsier
            ...
100    100     7           50

 5      6          7        8
25 m   40 m    58 m        63 m




                        B...
100       100        7           50

 5          6            7        8
25 m      40 m       58 m        63 m




       ...
5 MON-keys of AF-ri-ca
6 AND south a-MER-i-ca

7 TAR-siers with BIG round eyes
8 LE-murs and LOR-is-es

  THESE • • ARE • ...
20

        9

      70 m
Cretaceous




275 of us
20

         9

       70 m
Cretaceous




tree shrew

275 of us
20    2,070

         9     10

       70 m    75 m
Cretaceous




tree shrew

275 of us
20    2,070

         9     10

       70 m    75 m
Cretaceous




tree shrew

275 of us
20    2,070

         9     10

       70 m    75 m
Cretaceous




tree shrew

275 of us
20    2,070

         9     10

       70 m    75 m
Cretaceous




tree shrew

275 of us
20    2,070

         9     10

       70 m    75 m
Cretaceous
                      capybara




tree shrew

275 of us
9 TREE shrews who LIVED with
  the CRE-ta-ceous DI-no-saurs

10 RO-dents and RAB-bits who
   EAT leaves and SO much more

...
2,000

      11
      85 m
2,365 of us
2,000

      11
      85 m
2,365 of us
2,000

      11
      85 m     Laurasiatheres
2,365 of us
2,000

      11
      85 m     Laurasiatheres
2,365 of us
The common ancestor that humans and gorillas and
lemurs and rabbits and cheetahs and wolves and horses
and whales all shar...
The common ancestor that humans and gorillas and
lemurs and rabbits and cheetahs and wolves and horses
and whales all shar...
The common ancestor that humans and gorillas and
lemurs and rabbits and cheetahs and wolves and horses
and whales all shar...
The common ancestor that humans and gorillas and
 lemurs and rabbits and cheetahs and wolves and horses
 and whales all sh...
COY-o-tee, TI-ger, rhi-
NO-cer-os, CAR-i-bou      11
CA-mel and HY-en-a
BAT, seal, and DOL-phin too

THESE • • ARE • laur-...
30

       12
      95 m
4,365 of us
30

       12
      95 m
4,365 of us
30

       12
      95 m
4,365 of us
30

       12
      95 m
4,365 of us
30

       12
      95 m
4,365 of us
30

       12
      95 m
4,365 of us
30

       12
      95 m
4,365 of us   giant ground
                  sloth
30

       12
      95 m
4,365 of us   giant ground
                  sloth
30

       12
      95 m
4,365 of us   giant ground
                  sloth
ANT-eat-ers, TREE sloths and
GROUND sloths of LONG ago
                               12
ALL south a-MER-i-can
‘CEPT ar-ma...
70


       13
     105 m

4,395 of us
70


       13
     105 m

4,395 of us
70


       13
     105 m

4,395 of us
70


       13
     105 m

4,395 of us

aardvark
70


       13
     105 m

4,395 of us

aardvark      hyrax

                      golden mole
70               manatee


       13
     105 m

4,395 of us

aardvark      hyrax

                      golden mole
70                 manatee


       13
     105 m

4,395 of us

aardvark      hyrax

                         golden mole
...
AARD-varks and GOL-den moles
HY-rax-es, EL-e-phants

ALL born in AF-ri-ca
                          13
E-ven the MAN-a-tee...
272


       14
     140 m

4,465 of us
272


       14
     140 m

4,465 of us
272


        14
      140 m

 4,465 of us

Marsupials
272


        14
      140 m

 4,465 of us

Marsupials
272


        14
      140 m

 4,465 of us

Marsupials
KO-a-la, KANG-a-roo            14
WOM-bat and BAN-di-coot

ALL just aus-TRAL-ian ‘cept
VIR-gin-ia O-poss-um

THESE • • ARE...
5


       15
     180 m - Jurassic
4,737 of us
5


       15
     180 m - Jurassic
4,737 of us
5


       15
     180 m - Jurassic
4,737 of us
                        Duck-billed Platypus
5


       15
     180 m - Jurassic
4,737 of us                 Spiny Echidna

                        Duck-billed Platypus
5


       15
     180 m - Jurassic
4,737 of us                 Spiny Echidna

Monotremes              Duck-billed Platypus
5


        15
      180 m - Jurassic
 4,737 of us                 Spiny Echidna

Monotremes               Duck-billed Pla...
5


        15
      180 m - Jurassic
 4,737 of us                 Spiny Echidna

Monotremes               Duck-billed Pla...
5


        15
      180 m - Jurassic
 4,737 of us                 Spiny Echidna

Monotremes               Duck-billed Pla...
NOT quite a MAM-mal are
AUS-tral-ian EGG-lay-ers
                           15
SPI-ny e-KID-na and
DUCK-bill-y PLAT-y-pus
...
17,370

4,465 of us             16
              310 m - Carboniferous
                   (Paleozoic)
17,370

4,465 of us             16
              310 m - Carboniferous
                   (Paleozoic)
17,370

4,465 of us             16
              310 m - Carboniferous
                   (Paleozoic)
17,370

4,465 of us             16
              310 m - Carboniferous
                   (Paleozoic)
17,370

4,465 of us             16
              310 m - Carboniferous
                   (Paleozoic)
BIRDS of the SKY and the
                             16
MAR-shy mud CROC-o-diles

LIZ-ards and TUR-tles and
SNAKES that a...
5,000

       17
   340 m
Carboniferous
22,112 of us
5,000

       17
   340 m
Carboniferous
22,112 of us
5,000

       17
   340 m
Carboniferous
22,112 of us    Amphibians
5,000

       17
   340 m
Carboniferous
22,112 of us    Amphibians
5,000

       17
   340 m
Carboniferous
22,112 of us    Amphibians
LAY eggs in PONDS and streams
ALL frogs and TOADS it seems

SAL-a-man-DERS and newts       17
WEAR a wet BIRTH-day suit

T...
6


      18
   417 m
Devonian
6


      18
   417 m
Devonian




      Lungfish
6        2


      18         19
   417 m         425 m
Devonian        Silurian




      Lungfish
6        2


      18         19
   417 m         425 m
Devonian        Silurian




      Lungfish
                       ...
6        2


      18         19        20
   417 m         425 m     450 m
Devonian        Silurian




      Lungfish
   ...
6        2               23,500


          18         19           20
       417 m         425 m       450 m
   Devonian ...
6        2               23,500


          18         19           20
       417 m         425 m       450 m
   Devonian ...
6        2               23,500


          18         19           20
       417 m         425 m       450 m
   Devonian ...
6        2               23,500


          18         19           20
       417 m         425 m       450 m
   Devonian ...
18              19
LUNG-fish and SEEL-a-canth
BACK to the SEA ad-vance

SWIM-mers the RAY-finned fish
SAL-mon and TU-na-fi...
850

      21
460 m - Ordovician


50,620 of us
850

      21
460 m - Ordovician


50,620 of us


something
is missing
FROM now on NO more bone
CAR-til-age STANDS a-lone
                            21
IN ev’ry SHARK and ray
THEY func-tion FI...
84

Each confluence loses something . . .

      22
     530 m




  51,470 of us
84

Each confluence loses something . . .

      22
     530 m




   lamprey

  51,470 of us
84          25

Each confluence loses something . . .

      22                 23
     530 m             560 m




   lamp...
84          25

Each confluence loses something . . .

      22                 23
     530 m             560 m




   lamp...
84          25         2,000
                                       24
Each confluence loses something . . .
              ...
84          25         2,000
                                       24
Each confluence loses something . . .
              ...
84          25         2,000
                                       24
Each confluence loses something . . .
              ...
22              23
LAM-preys then LANCE-e-lets
NO gills: get USED to it

BREATHE through your SKIN 24
and lose BRAIN like ...
6,000

       25
      570 m


53,579 of us
6,000

       25
      570 m


53,579 of us
6,000

       25
      570 m


53,579 of us
6,000

       25      Echinoderms
      570 m


53,579 of us
STAR-fish and SAND dol-lar
SEA ur-chin, BRIT-tle star
                             25
RA-di-al SYM-me-try
QUITE un-like YO...
1,100,000


        26
       590 m
53,579 of us
1,100,000


        26
       590 m
53,579 of us
1,100,000


        26
       590 m
53,579 of us
1,100,000


        26
       590 m
53,579 of us
1,100,000


        26
       590 m
53,579 of us
1,100,000


        26
       590 m
53,579 of us
IN-sects and SPI-ders too
ALL join in ONE fell swoop   26

RI-ver of LIFE grows big
WITH worms and CLAMS that dig

THESE •...
330

        27
        630 m
lose something!




1,159,579 of us
330

        27
        630 m
lose something!




1,159,579 of us
330        9,000


        27         28
        630 m     700 m
lose something!




1,159,579 of us
330        9,000


        27         28
        630 m     700 m
lose something!




1,159,579 of us
27                28
FLAT-worms and JELL-y-fish
COR-al, a-NEM-on-ees

POOP and eat THROUGH one hole
STAY a-live THAT’s the...
100


   29
 740 m

1,168,909 of us
100


   29
 740 m

1,168,909 of us




 comb jelly
100           1


   29             30
 740 m        780 m

1,168,909 of us




 comb jelly
100           1


   29             30
 740 m        780 m

1,168,909 of us




 comb jelly            placozoan
100           1        10,000


   29             30    31
 740 m        780 m    800 m

1,168,909 of us




 comb jelly  ...
100           1        10,000


   29             30    31
 740 m        780 m    800 m

1,168,909 of us
                 ...
100           1        10,000          140


   29             30    31              32
 740 m        780 m    800 m      ...
100           1        10,000          140


   29             30    31              32
 740 m        780 m    800 m      ...
29 COMB jell-ies LOVE the sea
30 PLAC-o-zo-AN LONE-ly

31 SPONG-es dis-IN-te-grate
32 KO-an-o-FLAJ-el-late

   THESE • • A...
30


       33
     950 m




1,179,150 of us
30


       33
     950 m




   DRIP
 (no picture)




1,179,150 of us
30           1,500,000


       33           34
     950 m      1,000,000,000 m
                   (1 billion)



   DRIP
...
30           1,500,000


       33           34
     950 m      1,000,000,000 m
                   (1 billion)



   DRIP
...
30           1,500,000       5,000


       33           34            35
     950 m      1,000,000,000 m   1,200,000,000 ...
30           1,500,000       5,000


       33           34            35
     950 m      1,000,000,000 m   1,200,000,000 ...
33   DRIPS are all PAR-a-sites
34   FUN-gi can GROW at night


35   MUSH-rooms and MOLD on bread
     A-me-bas HAVE no hea...
35,000 named • maybe 100,000 total


      36
    1.5 billion


2,684,180 of us
35,000 named • maybe 100,000 total


      36
    1.5 billion


2,684,180 of us
35,000 named • maybe 100,000 total


      36
    1.5 billion


2,684,180 of us
THINK of your FA-v’rite tree
AND red and GREEN al-gae
                               36
LET-tuce and LI-ma beans
ALL feed ...
50,000 named
                       lots more to discover!

2,784,000 of us     37
                  2 billion years ago
50,000 named
                       lots more to discover!

2,784,000 of us     37
                  2 billion years ago

...
50,000 named
                       lots more to discover!

2,784,000 of us     37
                  2 billion years ago

...
50,000 named
                       lots more to discover!

2,784,000 of us     37
                  2 billion years ago

...
50,000 named
                       lots more to discover!

2,784,000 of us     37
                  2 billion years ago

...
RA-di-o-LAR-i-a
MAKE shells of SIL-i-ca
                           37
DON’T drink gi-AR-di-a
FOR-a-min-I-fer-a

THESE • • ...
38
maybe 3 billion years ago
Archaea
                    38
maybe 3 billion years ago
Archaea
                    38
maybe 3 billion years ago




                               Yellowstone hot spring
Archaea
                        38
maybe 3 billion years ago




 volcanic vent in deep ocean      Yellowstone hot spring
FIND these in REAL hot pools
AND in your STINK-y stools      38

THEY don’t like BREATHE-ing air
THEY’RE sing-le CELL-u-la...
39
39
     Eubacteria
39
     Eubacteria
OH! eu-bac-TER-i-a             39
SOME bring dip-THEER-i-a

OTH-ers re-CY-cle trash
WITH-out them WE would crash

THESE • ...
40
40
Ocean of Origin
RIV-er of LIFE starts in    40
O-cean of OR-i-gin

MYS-t’ry of MYS-ter-ies
THIS makes us FAM-i-ly

WE • • HAVE • a VER-y b...
1       2        3      4
                  5
              6
                7 8
              9 10 11 12 13 14
         ...
1   2   3   4




Proterozoic
Proterozoic
5
              6
                  7   8




Proterozoic
1       2    3    4
                  5
              6           Primates
                  7   8




Proterozoic
1       2    3    4
                  5
              6           Primates
                7 8
              9 10 11 12 13...
Proterozoic
14




Proterozoic
13 14




Proterozoic
12 13 14




Proterozoic
11 12 13 14




Proterozoic
10 11 12 13 14




Proterozoic
9   10 11 12 13 14




Proterozoic
1       2   3   4
                  5
              6
                7 8
              9 10 11 12 13 14




Proterozoic
1       2   3   4
                  5
              6
                7 8
              9 10 11 12 13 14
              15
...
15 Monotremes




Proterozoic
1       2   3   4
                  5
              6
                7 8
              9 10 11 12 13 14
              15 ...
1       2    3   4
                  5
              6
                7 8
              9 10 11 12 13 14
              15...
17




Proterozoic
16   17




Proterozoic
1       2   3    4
                  5
              6
                7 8
              9 10 11 12 13 14
              15...
1       2       3       4
                  5
              6
                7 8
              9 10 11 12 13 14
         ...
River of Life
River of Life
River of Life
River of Life
program developed by
   Connie Barlow




TheGreatStory.org
River of Life: An Evolutionary Journey for Kids and Families
River of Life: An Evolutionary Journey for Kids and Families
River of Life: An Evolutionary Journey for Kids and Families
River of Life: An Evolutionary Journey for Kids and Families
River of Life: An Evolutionary Journey for Kids and Families
River of Life: An Evolutionary Journey for Kids and Families
River of Life: An Evolutionary Journey for Kids and Families
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Science writer Connie Barlow has used this fun and scientifically correct introduction to our evolutionary journey as guest teacher in nearly 100 Montessori, Unitarian Universalist, and other settings where evolution can be taught. It is a journey back through time, based on Richard Dawkins' 2004 book, Ancestors Tale, with 40 junctures where we meet our next closest cousins. Starting with Confluence #1, where we meet chimpanzees and bonobos, who are also journeying back through time, we celebrate our common ancestry. In just 40 steps (e.g., all plants join our journey together at Confluence #36) we arrive at the Origin of Life.

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  • River of Life: An Evolutionary Journey for Kids and Families

    1. 1. River of Life
    2. 2. Tree of Life
    3. 3. Tree of Life
    4. 4. River of Life Tree of Life
    5. 5. River of Life Tree of Life
    6. 6. River of Life Tree of Life
    7. 7. River of Life Tree of Life
    8. 8. River of Life Tree of Life
    9. 9. ancestors
    10. 10. ancestors
    11. 11. ancestors confluence
    12. 12. ancestors “concestor” confluence
    13. 13. ancestors “concestor” confluence 1
    14. 14. ancestors “concestor” confluence 1 How many confluences are there for HUMANS to travel back in time on this “River of Life” pilgrimage all the way to the “Ocean of Origin?”
    15. 15. ancestors “concestor” confluence 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 40
    16. 16. How do scientists know this?
    17. 17. How do scientists know this?
    18. 18. How do scientists know this?
    19. 19. How do scientists know this?
    20. 20. Let us begin “The River of Life”
    21. 21. 1 Confluence 1 6 million years ago Let us begin “The River of Life”
    22. 22. 2 1 6 million years ago
    23. 23. 2 1 6 million years ago Bonobo
    24. 24. 2 2 1 2 6 million 7m years ago Bonobo
    25. 25. 2 2 1 2 6 million 7m years ago Gorilla Bonobo
    26. 26. 2 2 2 1 2 3 6 million 7m 14 m years ago Gorilla Bonobo
    27. 27. 2 2 2 1 2 3 6 million 7m 14 m years ago Gorilla Bonobo Orangutan
    28. 28. 2 2 2 1 2 3 6 million 7m 14 m years ago Gorilla Bonobo Orangutan
    29. 29. 2 2 2 12 1 2 3 4 6 million 7m 14 m 18 m years ago Gorilla Bonobo Orangutan
    30. 30. 2 2 2 12 1 2 3 4 6 million 7m 14 m 18 m years ago Gorilla Gibbon Bonobo Orangutan
    31. 31. 1 CHIM-pan-zee, BO-no-bo 2 AF-ric-an GO-ril-la 3 A-sian o-RANG-u-tan 4 GIB-bons of MAY-lay-sia THESE • • ARE • our TAIL-less ape REL-a-tives
    32. 32. 100 5 25 m
    33. 33. 100 5 25 m
    34. 34. 100 100 5 6 25 m 40 m
    35. 35. 100 100 5 6 25 m 40 m
    36. 36. 100 100 5 6 25 m 40 m
    37. 37. 100 100 7 5 6 7 25 m 40 m 58 m
    38. 38. 100 100 7 5 6 7 25 m 40 m 58 m Tarsier
    39. 39. 100 100 7 50 5 6 7 8 25 m 40 m 58 m 63 m Tarsier
    40. 40. 100 100 7 50 5 6 7 8 25 m 40 m 58 m 63 m Tarsier Lemur
    41. 41. 100 100 7 50 5 6 7 8 25 m 40 m 58 m 63 m Bushbaby Loris Tarsier Lemur
    42. 42. 100 100 7 50 5 6 7 8 25 m 40 m 58 m 63 m Bushbaby Loris Tarsier Lemur Madagascar
    43. 43. 5 MON-keys of AF-ri-ca 6 AND south a-MER-i-ca 7 TAR-siers with BIG round eyes 8 LE-murs and LOR-is-es THESE • • ARE • our PRI • mate REL-a-tives
    44. 44. 20 9 70 m Cretaceous 275 of us
    45. 45. 20 9 70 m Cretaceous tree shrew 275 of us
    46. 46. 20 2,070 9 10 70 m 75 m Cretaceous tree shrew 275 of us
    47. 47. 20 2,070 9 10 70 m 75 m Cretaceous tree shrew 275 of us
    48. 48. 20 2,070 9 10 70 m 75 m Cretaceous tree shrew 275 of us
    49. 49. 20 2,070 9 10 70 m 75 m Cretaceous tree shrew 275 of us
    50. 50. 20 2,070 9 10 70 m 75 m Cretaceous capybara tree shrew 275 of us
    51. 51. 9 TREE shrews who LIVED with the CRE-ta-ceous DI-no-saurs 10 RO-dents and RAB-bits who EAT leaves and SO much more THESE • • ARE • some MAM-mal-ian REL-a-tives
    52. 52. 2,000 11 85 m 2,365 of us
    53. 53. 2,000 11 85 m 2,365 of us
    54. 54. 2,000 11 85 m Laurasiatheres 2,365 of us
    55. 55. 2,000 11 85 m Laurasiatheres 2,365 of us
    56. 56. The common ancestor that humans and gorillas and lemurs and rabbits and cheetahs and wolves and horses and whales all share would have looked something like this . . . . . .
    57. 57. The common ancestor that humans and gorillas and lemurs and rabbits and cheetahs and wolves and horses and whales all share would have looked something like this . . . . . .
    58. 58. The common ancestor that humans and gorillas and lemurs and rabbits and cheetahs and wolves and horses and whales all share would have looked something like this . . . . . . your great-great-great-great great-great grandparent!
    59. 59. The common ancestor that humans and gorillas and lemurs and rabbits and cheetahs and wolves and horses and whales all share would have looked something like this . . . . . . your great-great-great-great great-great grandparent! And this common ancestor lived among the dinosaurs!
    60. 60. COY-o-tee, TI-ger, rhi- NO-cer-os, CAR-i-bou 11 CA-mel and HY-en-a BAT, seal, and DOL-phin too THESE • • ARE • laur-A-sia-there REL-a-tives
    61. 61. 30 12 95 m 4,365 of us
    62. 62. 30 12 95 m 4,365 of us
    63. 63. 30 12 95 m 4,365 of us
    64. 64. 30 12 95 m 4,365 of us
    65. 65. 30 12 95 m 4,365 of us
    66. 66. 30 12 95 m 4,365 of us
    67. 67. 30 12 95 m 4,365 of us giant ground sloth
    68. 68. 30 12 95 m 4,365 of us giant ground sloth
    69. 69. 30 12 95 m 4,365 of us giant ground sloth
    70. 70. ANT-eat-ers, TREE sloths and GROUND sloths of LONG ago 12 ALL south a-MER-i-can ‘CEPT ar-ma-DILL-e-oh THESE • • ARE • our ZEE-nar-thran REL-a-tives
    71. 71. 70 13 105 m 4,395 of us
    72. 72. 70 13 105 m 4,395 of us
    73. 73. 70 13 105 m 4,395 of us
    74. 74. 70 13 105 m 4,395 of us aardvark
    75. 75. 70 13 105 m 4,395 of us aardvark hyrax golden mole
    76. 76. 70 manatee 13 105 m 4,395 of us aardvark hyrax golden mole
    77. 77. 70 manatee 13 105 m 4,395 of us aardvark hyrax golden mole Af Afrotheres
    78. 78. AARD-varks and GOL-den moles HY-rax-es, EL-e-phants ALL born in AF-ri-ca 13 E-ven the MAN-a-tees THESE • • ARE • our AF-ro-theer REL-a-tives
    79. 79. 272 14 140 m 4,465 of us
    80. 80. 272 14 140 m 4,465 of us
    81. 81. 272 14 140 m 4,465 of us Marsupials
    82. 82. 272 14 140 m 4,465 of us Marsupials
    83. 83. 272 14 140 m 4,465 of us Marsupials
    84. 84. KO-a-la, KANG-a-roo 14 WOM-bat and BAN-di-coot ALL just aus-TRAL-ian ‘cept VIR-gin-ia O-poss-um THESE • • ARE • mar-SU-pi-al REL-a-tives
    85. 85. 5 15 180 m - Jurassic 4,737 of us
    86. 86. 5 15 180 m - Jurassic 4,737 of us
    87. 87. 5 15 180 m - Jurassic 4,737 of us Duck-billed Platypus
    88. 88. 5 15 180 m - Jurassic 4,737 of us Spiny Echidna Duck-billed Platypus
    89. 89. 5 15 180 m - Jurassic 4,737 of us Spiny Echidna Monotremes Duck-billed Platypus
    90. 90. 5 15 180 m - Jurassic 4,737 of us Spiny Echidna Monotremes Duck-billed Platypus The common ancestor that humans share with Monotremes laid eggs
    91. 91. 5 15 180 m - Jurassic 4,737 of us Spiny Echidna Monotremes Duck-billed Platypus The common ancestor that humans share with Monotremes laid eggs partly a mammal partly a reptile
    92. 92. 5 15 180 m - Jurassic 4,737 of us Spiny Echidna Monotremes Duck-billed Platypus The common ancestor that humans share with Monotremes laid eggs partly a mammal partly a reptile
    93. 93. NOT quite a MAM-mal are AUS-tral-ian EGG-lay-ers 15 SPI-ny e-KID-na and DUCK-bill-y PLAT-y-pus THESE • • ARE • our MON-o-treme REL-a-tives
    94. 94. 17,370 4,465 of us 16 310 m - Carboniferous (Paleozoic)
    95. 95. 17,370 4,465 of us 16 310 m - Carboniferous (Paleozoic)
    96. 96. 17,370 4,465 of us 16 310 m - Carboniferous (Paleozoic)
    97. 97. 17,370 4,465 of us 16 310 m - Carboniferous (Paleozoic)
    98. 98. 17,370 4,465 of us 16 310 m - Carboniferous (Paleozoic)
    99. 99. BIRDS of the SKY and the 16 MAR-shy mud CROC-o-diles LIZ-ards and TUR-tles and SNAKES that are SO a-gile THESE • • ARE • rep-TILE and bird REL-a-tives
    100. 100. 5,000 17 340 m Carboniferous 22,112 of us
    101. 101. 5,000 17 340 m Carboniferous 22,112 of us
    102. 102. 5,000 17 340 m Carboniferous 22,112 of us Amphibians
    103. 103. 5,000 17 340 m Carboniferous 22,112 of us Amphibians
    104. 104. 5,000 17 340 m Carboniferous 22,112 of us Amphibians
    105. 105. LAY eggs in PONDS and streams ALL frogs and TOADS it seems SAL-a-man-DERS and newts 17 WEAR a wet BIRTH-day suit THESE • • ARE • am-PHIB-i-an REL-a-tives
    106. 106. 6 18 417 m Devonian
    107. 107. 6 18 417 m Devonian Lungfish
    108. 108. 6 2 18 19 417 m 425 m Devonian Silurian Lungfish
    109. 109. 6 2 18 19 417 m 425 m Devonian Silurian Lungfish Coelacanth
    110. 110. 6 2 18 19 20 417 m 425 m 450 m Devonian Silurian Lungfish Coelacanth
    111. 111. 6 2 23,500 18 19 20 417 m 425 m 450 m Devonian Silurian Lungfish Coelacanth 27,112 of us
    112. 112. 6 2 23,500 18 19 20 417 m 425 m 450 m Devonian Silurian Lungfish Coelacanth 27,112 of us
    113. 113. 6 2 23,500 18 19 20 417 m 425 m 450 m Devonian Silurian Lungfish Coelacanth 27,112 of us
    114. 114. 6 2 23,500 18 19 20 417 m 425 m 450 m Devonian Silurian Lungfish Coelacanth 27,112 of us
    115. 115. 18 19 LUNG-fish and SEEL-a-canth BACK to the SEA ad-vance SWIM-mers the RAY-finned fish SAL-mon and TU-na-fish 20 THESE • • ARE • our FINE fish-y REL-a-tives
    116. 116. 850 21 460 m - Ordovician 50,620 of us
    117. 117. 850 21 460 m - Ordovician 50,620 of us something is missing
    118. 118. FROM now on NO more bone CAR-til-age STANDS a-lone 21 IN ev’ry SHARK and ray THEY func-tion FINE that way THESE • • ARE • some FER-o-cious REL-a-tives
    119. 119. 84 Each confluence loses something . . . 22 530 m 51,470 of us
    120. 120. 84 Each confluence loses something . . . 22 530 m lamprey 51,470 of us
    121. 121. 84 25 Each confluence loses something . . . 22 23 530 m 560 m lamprey 51,470 of us
    122. 122. 84 25 Each confluence loses something . . . 22 23 530 m 560 m lamprey lancelet 51,470 of us
    123. 123. 84 25 2,000 24 Each confluence loses something . . . 565 m 22 23 530 m 560 m lamprey lancelet 51,470 of us
    124. 124. 84 25 2,000 24 Each confluence loses something . . . 565 m 22 23 530 m 560 m sea squirt (tunicate) lamprey lancelet 51,470 of us
    125. 125. 84 25 2,000 24 Each confluence loses something . . . 565 m 22 23 530 m 560 m sea squirt (tunicate) lamprey lancelet 51,470 of us
    126. 126. 22 23 LAM-preys then LANCE-e-lets NO gills: get USED to it BREATHE through your SKIN 24 and lose BRAIN like a TUN-i-cate THESE • • ARE • our CHOR • date REL-a-tives
    127. 127. 6,000 25 570 m 53,579 of us
    128. 128. 6,000 25 570 m 53,579 of us
    129. 129. 6,000 25 570 m 53,579 of us
    130. 130. 6,000 25 Echinoderms 570 m 53,579 of us
    131. 131. STAR-fish and SAND dol-lar SEA ur-chin, BRIT-tle star 25 RA-di-al SYM-me-try QUITE un-like YOU and me. THESE • • ARE • e-KINE-o-derm REL-a-tives
    132. 132. 1,100,000 26 590 m 53,579 of us
    133. 133. 1,100,000 26 590 m 53,579 of us
    134. 134. 1,100,000 26 590 m 53,579 of us
    135. 135. 1,100,000 26 590 m 53,579 of us
    136. 136. 1,100,000 26 590 m 53,579 of us
    137. 137. 1,100,000 26 590 m 53,579 of us
    138. 138. IN-sects and SPI-ders too ALL join in ONE fell swoop 26 RI-ver of LIFE grows big WITH worms and CLAMS that dig THESE • • ARE • all VER-y cool REL-a-tives
    139. 139. 330 27 630 m lose something! 1,159,579 of us
    140. 140. 330 27 630 m lose something! 1,159,579 of us
    141. 141. 330 9,000 27 28 630 m 700 m lose something! 1,159,579 of us
    142. 142. 330 9,000 27 28 630 m 700 m lose something! 1,159,579 of us
    143. 143. 27 28 FLAT-worms and JELL-y-fish COR-al, a-NEM-on-ees POOP and eat THROUGH one hole STAY a-live THAT’s the goal THESE • • ARE • some a-MAZ-ing REL-a-tives
    144. 144. 100 29 740 m 1,168,909 of us
    145. 145. 100 29 740 m 1,168,909 of us comb jelly
    146. 146. 100 1 29 30 740 m 780 m 1,168,909 of us comb jelly
    147. 147. 100 1 29 30 740 m 780 m 1,168,909 of us comb jelly placozoan
    148. 148. 100 1 10,000 29 30 31 740 m 780 m 800 m 1,168,909 of us comb jelly placozoan
    149. 149. 100 1 10,000 29 30 31 740 m 780 m 800 m 1,168,909 of us sponge comb jelly placozoan
    150. 150. 100 1 10,000 140 29 30 31 32 740 m 780 m 800 m 900 m 1,168,909 of us sponge comb jelly placozoan
    151. 151. 100 1 10,000 140 29 30 31 32 740 m 780 m 800 m 900 m 1,168,909 of us sponge comb jelly placozoan choanoflagellate
    152. 152. 29 COMB jell-ies LOVE the sea 30 PLAC-o-zo-AN LONE-ly 31 SPONG-es dis-IN-te-grate 32 KO-an-o-FLAJ-el-late THESE • • ARE • some VER-y strange REL-a-tives
    153. 153. 30 33 950 m 1,179,150 of us
    154. 154. 30 33 950 m DRIP (no picture) 1,179,150 of us
    155. 155. 30 1,500,000 33 34 950 m 1,000,000,000 m (1 billion) DRIP (no picture) 1,179,150 of us
    156. 156. 30 1,500,000 33 34 950 m 1,000,000,000 m (1 billion) DRIP (no picture) Fungi 1,179,150 of us
    157. 157. 30 1,500,000 5,000 33 34 35 950 m 1,000,000,000 m 1,200,000,000 m (1 billion) (1.2 billion) DRIP (no picture) Fungi 1,179,150 of us
    158. 158. 30 1,500,000 5,000 33 34 35 950 m 1,000,000,000 m 1,200,000,000 m (1 billion) (1.2 billion) DRIP (no picture) Fungi Amoebozoans 1,179,150 of us
    159. 159. 33 DRIPS are all PAR-a-sites 34 FUN-gi can GROW at night 35 MUSH-rooms and MOLD on bread A-me-bas HAVE no head THESE • • ARE • some REAL biz-zarre REL-a-tives
    160. 160. 35,000 named • maybe 100,000 total 36 1.5 billion 2,684,180 of us
    161. 161. 35,000 named • maybe 100,000 total 36 1.5 billion 2,684,180 of us
    162. 162. 35,000 named • maybe 100,000 total 36 1.5 billion 2,684,180 of us
    163. 163. THINK of your FA-v’rite tree AND red and GREEN al-gae 36 LET-tuce and LI-ma beans ALL feed on SOL-ar beams THESE • • ARE • our LIGHT eat-ing REL-a-tives
    164. 164. 50,000 named lots more to discover! 2,784,000 of us 37 2 billion years ago
    165. 165. 50,000 named lots more to discover! 2,784,000 of us 37 2 billion years ago Eukaryotes Giardia
    166. 166. 50,000 named lots more to discover! 2,784,000 of us 37 2 billion years ago Eukaryotes Foraminifera Giardia
    167. 167. 50,000 named lots more to discover! 2,784,000 of us 37 2 billion years ago Eukaryotes Radiolaria Foraminifera Giardia Diatoms
    168. 168. 50,000 named lots more to discover! 2,784,000 of us 37 2 billion years ago Eukaryotes Radiolaria Foraminifera Brown algae Giardia Diatoms
    169. 169. RA-di-o-LAR-i-a MAKE shells of SIL-i-ca 37 DON’T drink gi-AR-di-a FOR-a-min-I-fer-a THESE • • ARE • some SING-le cell REL-a-tives
    170. 170. 38 maybe 3 billion years ago
    171. 171. Archaea 38 maybe 3 billion years ago
    172. 172. Archaea 38 maybe 3 billion years ago Yellowstone hot spring
    173. 173. Archaea 38 maybe 3 billion years ago volcanic vent in deep ocean Yellowstone hot spring
    174. 174. FIND these in REAL hot pools AND in your STINK-y stools 38 THEY don’t like BREATHE-ing air THEY’RE sing-le CELL-u-lar THESE • • ARE • our ARK-ee-uh REL-a-tives
    175. 175. 39
    176. 176. 39 Eubacteria
    177. 177. 39 Eubacteria
    178. 178. OH! eu-bac-TER-i-a 39 SOME bring dip-THEER-i-a OTH-ers re-CY-cle trash WITH-out them WE would crash THESE • • ARE • bac-TER-i-al REL-a-tives
    179. 179. 40
    180. 180. 40 Ocean of Origin
    181. 181. RIV-er of LIFE starts in 40 O-cean of OR-i-gin MYS-t’ry of MYS-ter-ies THIS makes us FAM-i-ly WE • • HAVE • a VER-y big FAM-i-ly
    182. 182. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Proterozoic 23 through 40
    183. 183. 1 2 3 4 Proterozoic
    184. 184. Proterozoic
    185. 185. 5 6 7 8 Proterozoic
    186. 186. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Primates 7 8 Proterozoic
    187. 187. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Primates 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Proterozoic
    188. 188. Proterozoic
    189. 189. 14 Proterozoic
    190. 190. 13 14 Proterozoic
    191. 191. 12 13 14 Proterozoic
    192. 192. 11 12 13 14 Proterozoic
    193. 193. 10 11 12 13 14 Proterozoic
    194. 194. 9 10 11 12 13 14 Proterozoic
    195. 195. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Proterozoic
    196. 196. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Proterozoic
    197. 197. 15 Monotremes Proterozoic
    198. 198. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Monotremes Proterozoic
    199. 199. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Monotremes 16 17 Proterozoic
    200. 200. 17 Proterozoic
    201. 201. 16 17 Proterozoic
    202. 202. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Proterozoic
    203. 203. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Proterozoic 23 through 40
    204. 204. River of Life
    205. 205. River of Life
    206. 206. River of Life
    207. 207. River of Life
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