Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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