Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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