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This is a cue sheet for the 2015 Ancestor's Trail Hike Running / Walking Route. You can print it out for later use.

Cumulative Distance Where Notes Direction Elevation
0km 0km Erindale Park @ 8:00am Dawn of multicellular animal life approximately one billion years ago. NNE 16° 0m
0.8km 0.8km Choanoflagellates - 8:30am The choanoflagellates are a group of free-living unicellular and colonial flagellate eukaryotes considered to be the closest living relatives of the animals. As the name suggests, choanoflagellates (collared flagellates) have a distinctive cell morphology characterized by an ovoid or spherical cell body 3–10 µm in diameter with a single apical flagellum surrounded by a collar of 30–40 microvilli. NNW 322° 0m
1.2km 0.4km 900mya NW 309° 0m
1.8km 0.6km Sponges - 8:45am 800 mya we had a common ancestor with sponges and other members of the phylum Porifera NNW 339° 0m
2.3km 0.5km Placozoans join 780mya @ 9:00am - Burhamthorpe Rd Trichoplax adhaerens is a tiny seawater organism that lacks any organs and has only five types of cells, giving it the appearance of an amoeba. NW 306° 0m
2.5km 0.2km 800mya Sponges (Porifera) WNW 274° 0m
2.5km 0.1km 800MYA WNW 275° 0m
2.8km 0.3km 780mya Placozoans WNW 292° 0m
4.1km 1.3km Acoelomorphs join @ 9:30am - Wellesborough Place Flatworms join 630mya NNW 332° 0m
4.5km 0.3km Creditpointe Dr. Proto/Deuterostomes @ 9:45am Protosomes & Deuterosomes diverge 590mya S 172° 0m
4.6km 0.1km 630mya SW 221° 0m
5km 0.4km 600MYA WNW 289° 0m
5.1km 0km 590mya NW 310° 0m
5.5km 0.5km Jawless fish join @ 10:00am - Eglinton Road Concestor of Lamprey and Hagfish exist around 530mya NW 314° 0m
5.8km 0.3km 530mya NNW 351° 0m
6.4km 0.5km Sharks & Rays join @ 10:15am - 460mya - Portico Church (WR) Here we find a common concestor that is ancestor to all gnathostomes, animals with lower jaws, a structure which evolved from the gill arches. SW 218° 0m
6.7km 0.3km 460mya SW 220° 0m
6.7km 0km Ray finned fish join @ 10:30am - Barbertown x Mississauga Rd. Fish, eels, mudskippers and sea-horses appear around 440mya having survived the first major extinction of the Ordovician-Silurian transition around 450mya NNW 316° 0m
7km 0.3km 440mya NNW 316° 0m
7.2km 0.1km 420mya NNW 316° 0m
7.2km 0.1km 417mya NNW 316° 0m
7.3km 0.1km Lungfish join @ 10:45am - Reid Dr. Lobe finned air breathing bony aquatic fish make an appearance around 417mya NW 309° 0m
7.5km 0.2km 400MYA 2nd Major Extinction - Old Station Rd. Starts 375mya and lasts 15-20my to 360mya where upto 70% of all species died out. NNW 316° 0m
7.8km 0.3km 375mya NE 45° 0m
8km 0.2km Amphibians join @ 11:00am - Vic Johnson Arena (WR) Frogs, salamanders and caecilians appear around 340mya. These will give rise to all terrestrial vertebrates. NNW 322° 0m
8.2km 0.1km 340mya NNW 321° 0m
8.6km 0.4km Sauropsids join 310mya @ 11:15am The concestor of all reptiles (including turtles, lizards, snakes and dinosaurs) and the precursor of birds evolve. NNW 349° 0m
9.2km 0.7km 3rd Major Extinction Permian-Triassic starts 251mya and ends 205mya allowing the dinosaurs to thrive exploiting almost all ecological niches. NW 310° 0m
9.3km 0.1km 251mya NW 301° 0m
9.6km 0.3km 230mya - Triassiac Dinosaurs evolve and compete with other large amphibians for terrestrial spaces. ESE 102° 0m
9.9km 0.3km 4th Major Extinction - Rivergrove CC (WR) Triassic-Jurassic extinction 205mya NNW 319° 0m
10km 0.1km 200MYA NE 43° 0m
10.1km 0.1km Monotremes join @ 11:40am Echidna and platypus are the surviving descendents of concestors that evolved 180mya that were first to develop a NeoCortex in their brains. WNW 273° 0m
10.6km 0.5km Marsupials join @12:00pm - Britannia Kangaroos, wallabies, sugar gliders, opposums and marsupial moles evolve 140mya NNW 323° 0m
11.4km 0.8km Laurasiatheres join at 12:15n The concestor of this extremely diverse group of mammals evolves 85mya but the various genera are still confined to disparate ecological niches due to the overpowering dominance of the dinosaurs. NW 310° 0m
11.7km 0.3km 5th Great Extinction Extinction of the dinosaurs 65mya NNW 318° 0m
12.5km 0.8km END: 7 billion Humans @ 12:30p - Pinecliff Dr. Park Current time, the earth has been completely over-run by humans, who, by their activities , are changing the climate which threatens all life on earth which cannot evolve to accommodate these changes. NNW 341° 0m