Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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