Devin's Geology

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

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