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ESc11 - Ch. 24 - The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras
Terms in this set (15)
angiosperm Pg. 630
Seed-bearing, flowering plants that evolved during the Cretaceous.
Basin and Range Province Pg. 637
Area in the southwestern United States and North-Central Mexico where extensional tectonism resulted in the formation of mountain ranges separated by long valleys.
Cordillera Pg. 626
Mountain ranges formed in western North America when active subduction along North America's western coast continued through the Middle Triassic.
dinosaur Pg. 631
Terrestrial reptile that developed an upright posture and dominated the Mesozoic land.
ectotherm Pg. 633
Animal whose body temperature is regulated by the temperature of its surroundings.
endotherm Pg. 633
Animal that maintains a relatively constant body temperature regardless of its surroundings.
hominid Pg. 640
Group of upright, bipedal primates, including Homo Sapiens.
hominoid Pg. 640
Group of primates, including hominids and the great apes.
Homo Sapiens Pg. 641
Species to which humans belong.
iridium Pg. 633
Metal that is rare in rocks at Earth's surface but is relatively common in meteorites and asteroids.
modern fauna Pg. 628
New marine organisms that evolved during the Mesozoic, including crabs, shrimps, sponges, sea urchins, modern corals, snails, and clams, plus major vertebrate groups such an bony fishes, aquatic reptiles, sharks and aquatic mammals.
Ornithischia Pg. 632
"Bird-hipped", herbivorous dinosaurs.
primate Pg. 640
Mammal that developed specialized traits, such as opposable thumbs and two eyes directed forward, primarily because of arboreal ancestry.
Saurischia Pg. 632
"Lizard-hipped" dinosaurs - quadrupedal, herbivorous sauropods and bipedal, carnivorous theropods.
Tethys Sea Pg. 638
Narrow sea with a strong westward current that moved organisms great distances and, following the breakup of Pangaea, separated Africa and Eurasia before they collided.
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