Devin's Geology

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

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