Devin's Geology

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

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