Devin's Geology

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

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