Devin's Geology

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

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