Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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