Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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