File:Human pidegree.jpg

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English: G Avery's opinion of The modern theory of the descent of man, by Ernst Haeckel, published in Anthropogenie oder Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen (The Evolution of Man),1874. The figure show the human pedigree as a Great Chain of Being, illustrated by modern and fossil species. Hand-coloured print

1 Amoeba
1a Asexual reproduction (amoeba dividing)
2 Sexual reproduction (cell with spore)
3 Multi-cellular organism (early embryonic stage)
4 Muliticellular organism with three germ layers (blastula)
5 Organism with primitive mouth (gastrula)
6 Planaria
7 Worm (leech)
8 Primitive chordate (tunicate larva)
8a Adult tunicate
9 Lancelet
10 Jawless fish (lamprey)
11 Cartilaginous fishes (shark)
12 Australian lungfish
13 South American lungfish
14 Aquatic reptile (plesiosaur)
15 Aquatic amphibian (Axolotl)
16 Modern amphibian (newt)
17 Reptile (iguana)
18 Monotreme (platypus)
19 Marsupial (kangaroo)
20 Prosimian (lemur)
21 Monkey (langur)
22 Ape (orangutan)
23 Ape-man (Pithecanthropus)

24 Modern human (a Papuan)
Source Scientific American
Author G Avery


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