Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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