Geol 112 Module 9 Quiz

Geol 112 Module 9 Quiz - It was named Futalognkosaurus...

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Module 9 Quiz 1. What conditions favor the preservation of soft parts as fossils within sediments (from your textbook)? Protection from oxygen, and if buried in a fine-grained, relatively impermeable sediment. 2. What is a trace fossil? A Trace fossil is a fossil that is preserved in sediment rocks that record biological activity. 3. What is an index fossil? An index fossil is a fossil that is used to define and recognize geologic periods. 4. What is the taxonomic classification of modern humans (us)? Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordates Class: Mammalia Order: Primates Family: Hominidae Genus: Homo Species: Homo Sapiens 5. Recently, a new dinosaur species was discovered.
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Unformatted text preview: It was named Futalognkosaurus dukei . By using your internet browser, find out the following information. A) What kind of dinosaur is it, i.e. herbivore, carnivore, omnivore? B) Where was it discovered? C) What does the name mean? D) How large was the dinosaur? E) How much of the fossil was recovered? The dinosaur was a herbivore. It was discovered in Neuwuen which is a province of Argentina. The name Futalognkosaurus dukei means “Giant Chief Lizard.” The dinosaur was quite large, about 105-110 feet. About 70% of the dinosaur’s bones were found....
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