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Mr.  James  Byrne
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Subjects Taught
7th Science, Advanced Biology, Biology, Environmental Science


BS in Biology, Minor in Chemistry from Linfield College

Masters in Education from Portland State University


Past teaching and work experience:

Snowboard Instructor- Mt. Bachelor

Sea Kayak Instructor/Guide- Sea Trek

Fisheries Biologist- National Marine Fisheries Service

Field Biologist- Dynamac Corporation

Associate Teacher- Town School, San Francisco

10 years at CMHS


Genus species: Homo sapien sapien

Taxonomic rank Name Common name Millions of years ago
Domain Eukaryota Cells with a nucleus 2,100
Kingdom Animalia Animals 590
Phylum Chordata Vertebrates and closely related invertebrates 530
Subphylum Vertebrata Vertebrates 505
Superclass Tetrapoda Tetrapods 395
Unranked Amniota Amniotes, tetrapods that are fully terrestrially-adapted 340
Class Mammalia Mammals 220
Subclass Theriiformes Mammals that birth live young (i.e. non-egg-laying)
Infraclass Eutheria Placental mammals (i.e. non-marsupials) 125
Magnorder Boreoeutheria Supraprimates, bats, whales, most hoofed mammals, and most carnivorous mammals
Superorder Euarchontoglires Supraprimates (primates, rodents, rabbits, tree shrews, and colugos) 100
Grandorder Euarchonta Primates, colugos and tree shrews  
Mirorder Primatomorpha Primates and colugos 79.6
Order Primates Primates 75
Suborder Haplorrhini "Dry-nosed" (literally, "simple-nosed") primates (apes,monkeys, and tarsiers) 40
Infraorder Simiiformes "Higher" primates (or Simians) (apes, old-world monkeys, and new-world monkeys)
Parvorder Catarrhini "Downward-nosed" primates (apes and old-world monkeys) 30
Superfamily Hominoidea Apes 28
Family Hominidae Great apes (humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans) (the hominids) 15
Subfamily Homininae Humans, chimpanzees, and gorillas 8
Tribe Hominini Genera HomoPan, and the Australopithecines 5.8
Subtribe Hominina Genus Homo and close human relatives and ancestors after splitting from Pan (the hominins) 2.5
Genus Homo Humans 2.5
Species (Archaic) Homo sapiens Modern humans 0.5
Subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens Fully (anatomically and behaviorally) modern humans 0.2