The fresco sits in the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, Connecticut, and was completed in 1947 after three years of work.
The Age of Reptiles was at one time the largest painting in the world, and depicts a span of nearly 350 million years in Earth's history.
Relative age dating of rocks definition
Amoeba A microscopic, single celled protozoan consisting of a naked mass of protoplasm.
Once considered the simplest form of animal life, they are now known to consist of several distinct and unrelated groups of protists.
Age of Reptiles term found in popular books on evolutionary systematics for the Permian through to Cretaceous periods (but obviously originating with Victorian discoveries of "antediluvian monsters"), when reptiles (first mammal-like reptiles, then archosaurs and marine reptiles) were the dominant life on Earth.
Paleontologist Edwin Colbert wrote a popular intelligent layperson book with the same title.
Some of the references and source material used in compiling this list include Wesley R.
Elsberry's talk.origins jargon FAQ (mirror as convenient single document text file and William Hudson's more readable glossary of terms, and also more relevant as a general evolution and science glossary (Talk Origins emphasises good and bad arguments, geek culture, etc.); the US Geological Survey Glossary of Terms, the Understanding Evolution Glossary, the PBS evolution Glossary, as well as Wikipedia: evolutionary biology topics, and other Wikipedia pages on evolution and Creation–evolution controversy; the Evo Wiki Encyclopedia (including Geology, Paleontology, Paleontologists, Evo Wiki: History of science, although more topics need to be added or listed, and some of my (MAK) own interests and definitions.
Painted in the Renaissance fresco secco technique, The Age of Reptiles was an important cultural influence during the 1950s–60s, images of which are often found in earlier books on paleontology, and was also the model for dinosaur toys.
Despite its somewhat outdated view of dinosaurs (presenting them as slow, sluggish creatures), The Age of Reptiles is still notable for its historical and artistic merit and as the largest natural history painting in the world.
With the cladistic revolution, the term has been replaced by more phylogenetically accurate terms such as "basal vertebrate". Algorithm In mathematics and computer science, an effective method (a procedure that reduces the solution of some class of problems to a series of rote steps that give a specific and correct answer) expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculating a function.