Chart of Evolution


Chart of Evolution
Dyrelivets Utvikling
Illustrated by Borgny Bay
Edited by Dr. A. Heintz with Dr. L. Størmer
Paleontological Museum, University of Oslo, Norway
Carleton College Biology Department

Unlike the charts in this exhibition that illustrate a single species or detail a particular anatomical structure, this one summarizes a broad topic: evolution in the animal world. Despite the complexity of the subject, the chart is clearly organized. Related organisms are connected by colored lines, missing information is indicated by question marks, extinct species are illustrated in black-and-white, and a scalloped blue line marks the division between water- and land-dwellers.