Flashcards in Earth Geological History | Vocab Deck (16)
Had major periods of biological diversity & oldest era
When all major animals began to appear in the fossil record
Best known for its diverse marine invertebrates
First evidence that terrestrial anthropods moved on land and general stablization of Earth's climate.
Tetrapod vertebrates began to colonize the land & First Amphibians began to appear on the land
Called the Carboniferous Period because this is where our modern coal deposits were founded `
This is when the continents came together to form Pangeae
Age of Reptiles
Was mainly dominated by Archosuar reptiles
When Dinosuars ruled
Brought upon by an asteroid impact near the Yucatan Peninsula which triggered volcanic eruptions
Up to present day
Characterized by the rise in mammals & the origins of apes
The Isthmus of Panamda joined North & South America
The Pleistocene composed almost all of this period except for the last 10,000yrs.