Mesozoic Key Words

Mesozoic Key Words - Key Word Definition Key Points Amniote...

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Key Word Definition Key Points Amniote animals Anapsid A member of the group of amniote vertebrates with no temporal arches and no spaces on the sides of the skull (includes turtles) Derived from diapsids Expand ribs which fuse to form the shells Turtles Angiosperm A flowering plant. Its egg- containing ovules mature into seeds within protected chambers called ovaries Anther The pollen-bearing part of a stamen Bird hipped dinosaurs Ornithischian Dinosaurs Carpel The reproductive organ of a flower that houses an ovule and its associated structures Cartilagenous fish Cephalopods Use jet propullsion Manoeuvrable/ high speed Changes colours to match their environment Co-evolution The evolution of genetically based, reciprocal adaptation in two or more species that interact closely in the same ecological setting Insect plant coevolution explodes in Mesozoic Era Cretaceous Dinosaurs disappear, unsustainable environment Throws cloud of gas which blocks sun; Earth cools;
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course BIO 1130 taught by Professor Fenwick during the Fall '08 term at University of Ottawa.

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