Devin's Geology

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

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