Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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