Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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