Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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