Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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