Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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