Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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