Devin's Geology

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each atom with a unique atomic weight
the oldest strata lie at the bottom and higher strata are excessively younger
two groups of mammals
3 glacial centers
the physical and chemical principles operating today have operated the same throughout history
What were the secrets to the success of Angiosperms?
burial of trees -> decrease O2
similar biological forms evolve in groups that belong to different branches of the tree of life
oldest boens applied to the Homo genus?
How did Primates migrate to North America?
'the present is the key to the past'
increasing wavelengths as light travels through space- supports big bang theory
earliest example of modern plate tectonics
age of the moon
an organism whose cells are characterized by a nucleus and other complex structures
structure allowing respiration
arthropods with heavily calcified, segmented bodies
large portions of continent that have undergone no substantial tectonic deformation
'fish lizard'- top predator, marine mammal
hooved herbivores
similar rocks on opposite sides of the valley seem to have been connected
start of the modern Ice Age
Swimmer; pursued prey by jet propulsion
when/ where did Homo Sapiens evolve?
oldest Eukaryote fossil- 2.1 Ga
when did humans invent agriculture?
evidence of a meteor impact;high concentrations of an element that is rare on earth but common in meteorites
natural balance; the root is as big as the mountain
large armored-head, jawed fish who fed on smaller fishes
destroys systems through one directional force
Earth's Absolute Age
tiny spherical floating forms who make up deep sea sediment
Select extinction of small tooth herbivores can be attributed to...
emergence of earliest homminids
Age of Mammal
3 domains of life
first skeletal fossil- Neoproterozoic
first reptiles to invade the marine realm w/ paddle like limbs (modern seal)
Age of Dinosaurs
formation of early atmosphere
an abrupt shift back to full glacial conditions; 13,000 years ago
amniotic egg
what period did the trilobites suffer their last extinction
last glacial maximim?
recreated early environments through the use of amino acids incorporated into proteins
produced fossils in the from of cysts
counteracting forces that stabilizes systems
the intrusive igneous is always younger than its surrounding rock
largest Precambrian shield
sea spreads landward
fragmentation of Pangea
animal intermediate in from between Humans and Apes
carried tropical warm waters from the Pacific through the Mediterranean/Gulf of Mexico and back
spreading of trees -> increase O2
Formation of the moon
seaward migration of shoreline
marine fauna; invertebrate swimmers
most abundant rock of our surface
resembling mammals; legs vertical beneath the body with complex and powerful jaws
formation of Pangea
bony fishes characterized by symmetrical trails, specialized fins, and short jaws
composition of early ocean
fish-like vertebrates with fossilized teeth
Dollo's Law
large rocks far from their parent bed rock that are too large to have been transported by any means other than continental glaciers
first hominid species to to migrate past Africa
all strata are horizontal when they form
when depositional environments migrate laterally; sediments fo one enviornment lie on top of those from the adjacent one
What animal evolved from a carnivorous land to a large marine predator during the Eocene?
Cope's Rule
Dates of Creatceous mass extinction
Humans are the only living descendent of (blank)
mountain building from compression of continental crust and additional igneous material
blunt tooth shell crushers (enormous turtles)
sedimentary process that removes CO2 from the atmosphere

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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