Determining the Ark Kinds — Lightner, et. al., 2011


Subphylum: Vertebrates


  • Class: Agnatha
    • jawless fish that do not have scales, lampreys and hagfish
    • not on Ark
  • Class: Chondrichthyes
    • fish that have skeletons consisting of hard rubber-like cartilage rather than bone, rays and sharks
    • not on Ark
  • Class: Osteichthyes
    • bony fish, e.g., tuna, bass, salmon, trout
    • not on Ark
  • Class: Amphibia
    • May or may not have been on Ark
  • Class: Reptilia
    • Reptiles – snake, lizards, turtles, alligators, etc.
    • on Ark
  • Class: Aves
    • Birds
    • most, if not all, would have been on the ark
  • Class: Mammalia
    • Mammals

Extant Species

Total: 32,584

If there had been around 5000 different kinds on the ark, and those populations subdivided once each 1000 years and using the date of the flood of around 2400 B.C., 1400 B.C. there would have been 10,000 species; 400 B.C. there would have been 20,000 species; A.D. 600, 40,000 species — well over the total species above.

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