THE NESTED HIEARCHY OF LIFE

INTRODUCTION

1. ALL LIFE

4. METAZOAN ANIMALS

7. DEUTEROSTOMES

10. VERTEBRATES

13. SARCOPTERYGIANS

16. MAMMALS

19. PRIMATES

22. APES

2. EUKARYOTES

5. BILATERAN ANIMALS

8. CHORDATES

11. GNATHOSTOMES

14. TETRAPODS

17. THERIAN MAMMALS

20. ANTHROPOID PRIMATES

23. HIGHER APES

3. ANIMALS

6. COELOMATE ANIMALS

9. CRANIATES

12. BONY FISH

15. AMNIOTES

18. PLACENTAL MAMMALS

21. CATARRHINE PRIMATES

24. HOMINIDS