Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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