Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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