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

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