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

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