Geologic Era’s/Periods
Human Life Evolution
Fossils
Life Throughout the Ages
Geologic Profiles

100

How long ago did dinosaurs become extinct? In what period did this happen?
65.5 million years ago, Late Cretaceous

100

During what important geologic vent was Dicellograptus around?
During the erosion of the Taconic Mountains: Queenston delta forms

100

What group are the fossils Mucrospirifer and Eospirifer located in and from what two periods did they exist in?
Group: Brachiopods From: Cambrian To: Holocene

100

What dinosaur had a three horned head and was a herbivore?
The Triceratops

100

In Geologic Profiles what is it called when a layer of rock settles ontop of another one?
Depostion

200

In what Eon did rocks start to form and why do you think it took that long for them to form?
Eon: Precambrian, The lava from the collision of the two planets were too hot, so it needed that amount of time to cool down and start to form.

200

From what organism did Hexameroceras evolve from?
It evolved from Valcouroceras.

200

What Eon and Era were the oldest microfossils found in?
Precambrian Archean between early and middle.

200

How long have humans been on earth?
200,000 years

200

According to the law of superposition, what makes the top layer of rock more jagged than before?
Erosion

300

In what period did North America and Africa collided?
Early Permian

300

Name 3 fossil classes that had evolved the most when Pangea started to break apart.
Trilobites, Nautiloids, and Corals.

300

What fossil can only be found in the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous period and what group is it in?
Fossil: Ceolophysis Group: Dinosaurs

300

What mammal was living during the Ice Age that had the body of an elephant but without the large ears and much more hair?
The Wooly Mammoth

300

According to Geologic Profiles, what is it called when a cut is made through the rock, possibly due to earthquake, that causes one part to move up or down? Hint: usually on a slant
Faulting

400

Which Orogeny was caused by closing of western Iapetus Ocean? What Era did this occur on?
Taconic Orogeny, Era: Paleozoic

400

In what two geologic landscapes can the whole Trilobite fossil class be found?
Allegheny Plateau, and Hudson-Mohawk Lowlands.

400

What period 2 periods were the Tetragraptus fossil founded in and became extinct in?
Founded: Cambrian Extinct: Carboniferous, Pennyslvanian

400

What are the two names for the dinosaur that grew over 75 feet long and had nostrils on the top of its head?
Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus

400

What is it called when a layer of rock is uplifted or folded by magma wanting to leave the inside earth?
Folding

500

In what periods and Era did Earth’s first forests start growing? what other important geologic event happened in New York?
Era:Paleozoic, Period: Middle Devonian, Important geologic event in NY: Acadian Orogeny, Collision of North America and Avalon.

500

In what landscape area did the bedrock form when early humans first come around?.
Atlantic Coastal Plain

500

In what two geologic periods and landscape region in NYS are fossils mostly founded in and what rock origin are they from?
Periods: Devonian and Silurian Region: Erie Ontario Lowlands

500

In what Era were the earliest reptiles found in?
Permian

500

What is it called when a layer of igneous rock is effected by heat?
Metamorphism