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

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