Paleontology

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  • Analysis Of Tyrannosaurus Rex: Prehistoric Carnivore

    T-Rex which is short for Tyrannosaurus Rex, was known as a prehistoric carnivore which was also known to be king of the dinosaurs. The Tyrannosaurus Rex was king of the dinosaurs mostly through their physical appearance which led them to have multiple abilities. The T-Rex had strong thighs, powerful tails, and it’s large head which balanced the body out. This appearance helped the dinosaur become more agile and able to move more swiftly/ smoothly. Not only was the dinosaur agile but was a forceful animal filled with powerful strength through their muscles and distribution of mass. With the strength through their muscles they were able to have the most violent bite. These fierceful bites were used for biting, attacking, and eating their food or enemy. Through their appearances these large carnivores would have abilities such as outstanding strength and agility which would increase their element of killing. Overall, the Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex for short) was known to be king of the dinosaurs through their physical appearance which had abilities along with it. The Tyrannosaurus Rex was a forceful dinosaur that had multiple abilities through their physical appearance in which they were able to survive. Their physical appearance brought the dinosaur abilities and one ability could be how agile they were. These dinosaurs were agile in many ways. One way would be how the dinosaur had its powerful strong thighs and tail which helped it move quickly. And because the tail was so huge…

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  • Pursuing Paleontology Essay

    What to Know About Pursuing Paleontology Imagine looking just in your backyard and seeing something strange in the ground, you go look and see what it is, it’s a rock but not any rock a fossil of a 5 million year old leef. Not very interesting is it, but what if told you that fossil is the only one of its kind. This fossil just probably got you interested in that paleontology. People that are interested in paleontology should know how long people should need to stay in college, should know the…

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  • The Komodo Dragon

    Varanus komodoensis more commonly known as the Komodo Dragon is a testament to animal adaptation. Based on fossil records, the Varanidae family of lizards appeared around 100 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period. Then, about 3.8 million years ago, the direct ancestor of the Komodo Dragon first evolved on or near Australia. (Hocknull et al. 2009) It was previously thought that the Komodo Dragon evolved in Indonesia. In 1912, Pieter Antonie Ouwens, a Dutch scientist, was the first…

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  • Biological Big Bang Theory

    originator, centers on three different basic questions: Was there really a massive diversification of compound organisms in such a short time during the early Cambrian? What really was the cause of this quick evolution? And what was the point towards the animal life origin? Finding answers to these questions is a bit hard due to insufficient availability of evidence, centered mostly on partial fossil record and few Cambrian rocks which have chemical signatures on them. A lot of assumptions of…

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  • Badlands National Park

    The White River Badlands, located in South Dakota, are a national park known for its heavily eroded land and a harsh train that has been developing for millions of years. This has led the land to develop greatly over time, along with encapsulating different species that lived in the land over the years. These species, over time, have been engraved in the stone, leading it contain and immense amount of paleontological aspects. Because of this, Badlands national park has been considered the…

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  • Short Essay On Stingrays

    Stingrays has been around for more than a 100 millions years. Stingrays have a many unique features like there skeleton, it has cartilages instead of bone. However thats not what so dangerous they have a very venomous tail. They fire their tail forward with alot of force and will release the poison when pierces the skin. There eyes are right on top of their body but they don't use them for hunting prey. They don't eat so very much and they eat anything living and small. They are very lazy and…

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  • What Is Ian Miller's Contribution To Science

    Ian Miller is a Paleontologist who works for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Ian Miller’s problem is that he wants to find out how Western North America changed from the past 100 million years, what past climates were like 100 million years ago and the fossil ecosystems that existed 100 million years ago. Through solving and studying this problem, there have been many obstacles to solving his questions. Although obstacles causes trouble and hardships through experiments and test, Ian…

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  • Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park

    Introduction Jurassic Park is a 1990 techno-thriller novel by Michael Crichton. It revolves around a businessman’s attempt to create an amusement park whose primary attractions are dinosaurs recreated using genetic engineering. Unlike the 1993 Steven Spielberg movie adaptation, which is about the wonderful feeling of seeing a real live dinosaur, and about the technical accomplishment that went behind it, the book deals with the ethical and logistical issues that accompany such a task. The…

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  • The Importance Of The Anthropocene

    What is the Anthropocene? What is the Anthropocene, and why is it important? According to Paul Robbins, John Hintz, and Sarah A Moore (2014), the Anthropocene is an expression that is occasionally used in order to describe our current geologic epoch. It is said to have started from the time people first started having a control over ecosystems; influencing environmental ecologies all over the world (Robbins, Hintz, & Moore, 2014 p.4). With this definition, it is implied that humans have had a…

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  • The Lizard Classification System

    Lizards belong in a large class of animals called Reptilia, which contains over 8225 species. Reptiles are animals that are ectothermic (cold-blooded) vertebrates that breathe air. Most reptiles are oviparous (egg-laying) animals with the exception of some ovoviviparous (live-bearing) constrictor snakes and vipers, as well as a few lizard species. They are also theropods, vertebrate animals that have four limbs or are descended from animals with four limbs. Deciphering the lizard classification…

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