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

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