W10_103_11a_MesozoicLife

W10_103_11a_MesozoicLife - Life in the Mesozoic The Age of...

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Life in the Mesozoic The Age of Dinosaurs Mesozoic Life Highlights • Oceans repopulated with “Modern Fauna” • Dominant land animals - Dinosaurs • First Mammals • First Birds • Two Mass Extinctions (end-Triassic and end-Cretaceous)
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What’s Happening in the Oceans? Phytoplankton Erupt
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Paleozoic vs. Mesozoic Rugosa & Tabulata Corals Hexacorals Reefs - Hexacorals
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Reefs - Rudists Paleozoic vs. Mesozoic Brachiopods Bivalves & Gastropods
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Inoceramids Paleozoic vs. Mesozoic Crinoids Echinoids (Sea Urchins)
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Paleozoic vs. Mesozoic Trilobites Crustaceans Life was Adapting to Major Marine Predators
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Ammanoids - Parapuzosia Bony Fish - Xiphactinus
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Marine Reptiles Placodonts
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Plesiosaurs: Elasmosaurus Kronosaurus
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Ichthyosaurus Mosasaurus Largest- 150 ft long!
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Marine Reptile Relations Giant Sea Turtles
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The “Green Report” Flower Power Add Color to the Earth Angiosperms
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First Flowers Magnolia Cretaceous Flower Flowers and Insects Cretaceous
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Paleozoic vs. Mesozoic Large Amphibians Frogs and Salamanders Paracyclotosaurus Triassic Frogs
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