Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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