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PALEOZOIC Tectonics Life
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TECTONICS Break-up of Rodinia Flooding of the continents Construction of Pangea
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Fig. 10.2
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Fig. 10.8
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PALEOZOIC Tectonics Life
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Fig. 11.13
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TACONIC OROGENY: Island Arc-Laurentia Collision Whole East Coast First closing of Iapetus Ocean
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ACADIAN OROGENY: Baltica-Laurentia Collision Northern area Second closing of Iapetus Ocean
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Fig. 12.32
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ALLEGHANIAN OROGENY: Oblique Continental Collision Entire East Coast Final closing of Iapetus Ocean
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Unformatted text preview: ecological niches are wide open. Many animals may evolve to fit them but may be ill-equipped for survival. HARD SHELLS • Protection from predators • Grow larger • Won’t dry out • Get stronger • Protection from sun Fig. 9.16a Fig. 9.17 Fig. 10.20 ORDER OF APPEARANCE Algae-Plants (producers) Herbivores Scavengers Predators ADAPT TO OCCUPY ALL OPEN NICHES IN THE ENVIRONMENT-EVOLUTION 540 VERTEBRATES ? FISH AMPHIBIANS REPTILES PLANTS Algae Non-Vascular Plants Vascular plants (spores) Gymnosperms (seeds) Coal swamps...
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