Fossils B/C

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by EwwPhysics » December 18th, 2020, 7:42 am

stlcards422 wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 11:35 am
EwwPhysics wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 9:03 am
Ok! (sorry about taking so long to respond oops)

1. Compare life before and after the Cambrian Explosion

2. The Marine Mesozoic Revolution was the adaption to what type of predation? Name one example of a predator who exhibited this behavior.

3. What are microbial mats and why are they significant to the Cambrian Substrate Revolution?
1.
Before, there were non-complex organisms. After, there were more complex organisms 
2.
Shell-Crushing?, Crinoids
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sheets made up of micro-organisms like bacteria. 
1.
Yeah, life became much more diverse and went from mostly unicellular to become more like the animals that exist today.
2.
Yes, shell-crushing. Crinoids were actually easy prey for these shell-crushing predators so most crinoids went extinct due to the MMR. Possible shell-crushing predators included ichthyosaurs, pliosaurs, plesiosaurs, and mosasaurs.
3.
Yeah. They were important for the Cambrian Substrate Revolution because more animals began burrowing into these microbial mats and breaking them down which allowed water/oxygen to get much farther beneath the sea floor, making these layers habitable.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by stlcards422 » December 18th, 2020, 9:41 am

1. Identify
2. Name time period
3.Extinct or Not?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by hmmm » December 23rd, 2020, 9:07 pm

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1. Identify
2. Name time period
3.Extinct or Not?
dimetrodon, permian, yes
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by stlcards422 » December 24th, 2020, 10:05 am

hmmm wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 9:07 pm
stlcards422 wrote:
December 18th, 2020, 9:41 am
1. Identify
2. Name time period
3.Extinct or Not?
dimetrodon, permian, yes
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by BennyTheJett » January 14th, 2021, 7:19 am

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1)Identify this to the lowest taxonomic level on the rule sheet.
2)The root words for this name mean what?
3)This specimen is most commonly preserved in rocks from what geologic time period?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Fyren » January 14th, 2021, 7:36 am

1. Genus Eusthenopteron
2. Eustheno- meaning "strength" and -pteron meaning "wing", both of which are Greek.
3. Late Devonian?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by BennyTheJett » January 14th, 2021, 9:56 am

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Fyren » January 16th, 2021, 9:11 am

Sorry for taking a while, I've been kind of busy... :shock:
1. I'm a carbonate sedimentary rock that is extremely soluble to water and acid solutions and commonly used as a building material. Who am I?
2. What traits must a specimen have in order to be considered an index fossil?
3. I am a konservat lagerstätte with fossils preserved in sedimentary rocks formed during the Pennsylvanian period. Who am I and why am I important?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by DragonTownEpic » January 17th, 2021, 5:07 pm

1. Limestone
2. Widespread distribution, short time range, easily recognizable, and abundant.
3. Mazon Creek? It's important because of the quality, quantity, and diversity of the fossils
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Fyren » January 17th, 2021, 8:28 pm

Excellent! Your turn. :)

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