Presentation on theme: "EraPeriodTime Permian Carboniferous Devonian Silurian Ordovician Cambrian (millions of years ago) EraPeriodTime (millions of years ago) EraPeriodTime (millions."— Presentation transcript:
EraPeriodTime Permian Carboniferous Devonian Silurian Ordovician Cambrian (millions of years ago) EraPeriodTime (millions of years ago) EraPeriodTime (millions of years ago) 290 – – – – – – –present 65– –65 208– –208 Quarternary Tertiary Cretaceous Jurassic Triassic Vendian650–544 Section 17-1 Figure 17-5 Geologic Time Scale Go to Section: Aim: How do we know that evolution happened ? Geologic Time Scale
If we could follow the fossils of a particular organism up through the layers of the Earth we would have a clear picture of how organisms changed over time
General trend in equid body size over millions of years While such trends as toe reduction and increase in size are real over time, the rate of change varied among different branches of the equid evolutionary bush
The cladogram graphically represents a evolutionary process Phylogenetic tree of the evolutionary relatedness of organisms
Anatomical comparisons indicate the similarities in bone structure suggests a common ancestor
Comparative Embryology Similarity of embryos during development suggests a common ancestor. What are these embryos?
Comparative Embryology Similarity of embryos during development suggests a common ancestor.
Aligned DNA fragment and first chromosome banding patterns for man (Homo sapiens), chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), gorilla (Gorilla gorilla), and orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus).
This cladogram shows that.. ………Humans share a common ancestor with other primates, we did not evolve from them
Prepare a refute to this situation Someone tells you that they are teaching that humans evolved from monkeys.
Aim: What paths did evolution follow? DIVERGENT EVOLUTION "One ancestral stock evolves into two species, which continue to evolve and become less and less alike over time."
PARALLEL EVOLUTION "In PARALLEL EVOLUTION two related species arise from a common ancestor. The two species then evolve in much the same way over time, probably in response to similar environmental selection pressures."
"CONVERGENT EVOLUTION occurs when two or more groups that are not closely related come to resemble each other more and more as time passes. This is usually the result of occupation of similar habitats and the adoption of similar environmental roles.."
Punctuated equilibrium This type of diagram reflects the theory that evolution has not occurred at a constant rate, rather it has occurred in short bursts with long periods of stability between. This theory explains the absence of the infinite range of intermediate fossils in branches of evolution such as the vertebrates.
Evolution of the Whale Started on Land and moved to the Sea