Devin's Geology

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

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