Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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