Explore the Evolutionary Timeline

Trace the origin of life back in time to the Earth's creation.

Origin of Species

Evolution Timeline
Evolution Timeline
Evolution Timeline
Evolution Timeline
Evolution Timeline
Evolution Timeline
Evolution Timeline
Evolution Timeline
Evolution Timeline
Evolution Timeline
The Cambrian explosion of animal diversity, beginning 542 million years ago, caused the sudden appearance of dozens of new body shapes. For the first time, animals had eyes, mouths, legs and shells. (Courtesy Denver Museum of Nature & Science)
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