Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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