Paleo Lab 1

Paleo Lab 1 - PALEO LAB # 1, PAGE 1 PALEO LAB # I - FOSSIL...

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PALEO LAB # 1, PAGE 1 PALEO LAB # I - FOSSIL PRESERVATION, PALEOECOLOGY AND TAXONOMY EXERCISE # 1 - Referring to your lecture notes, the Power Point presentation, and the discussion in Chapter I of your text, define the method of preservation for each lab specimen. There are also several pseudofossils within this exercise. When possible, list the type of pseudofossil observed. EXERCISE # 2 - Referring to the definitions below, what are the major feeding and habitat adaptations for each of the following organisms in the "Offshore Muddy Sand Community"? (Do letters c, d, f, g, i, j, k, o, q) Adaptations to feeding: Herbivore - plant eating Carnivore - meat eating Omnivore - both plant and meat eating Suspension Feeder - straining detritus or microorganisms from the water Deposit Feeder - ingesting detritus or microorganisms together with deposited sediment Adaptations to Habitat: Aerial - in the air Arboreal - in trees Terrestrial - on the land surface Subterranean - beneath the land surface
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