Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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