Devin's Geology

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

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