Devin's Geology

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

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