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

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