Living Fossils. Clues to the Past

By: Caroline Arnold, 

Age: 4+  | Published by: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 9781580896917

You haven't changed a bit! Living fossils, or modern-day animals that very closely resemble their ancient relatives. Meet the coelacanth, horseshoe crab, dragonfly, tuatara, nautilus, and Hula painted frog. All are living fossils. Why have they changed so little over time, while other animals evolved or went extinct? Using contrasting "then" and "now" illustrations, veteran nonfiction writer Caroline Arnold alternates between a prehistoric creature in its native environment and its contemporary living-fossil counterpart. An amazing way to experience the ancient past! Back matter includes a time line, additional information about the six living fossils, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading.

chambered nautiloids,  chambered nautilus,  coelacanth,  dragonflies,  dragonfly,  Earth's history,  horseshoe crab,  Latonia frogs,  links between the prehistoric world and the present,  living fossils,  sphenodontids,