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

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