Devin's Geology

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

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