Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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