Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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