How can you learn about animals and plants that lived and died millions of years ago?
By their frozen or fossilized remains we can determine their size, diet, habitat and range of movement or migratory habits.
The animal that first evolved, I guess. But no one knows what that was (because it lived millions and billions of years ago) or if there was an animal that evolved before all other animals. It would have eaten plants though because plants are plants, not animals and they use photosynthesis to survive.
Oil was formed from the remains of animals and plants (diatoms) that lived millions of years ago in a marine (water) environment before the dinosaurs. Over millions of years, the remains of these animals and plants were covered by layers of sand and silt. Heat and pressure from these layers helped the remains turn into what we today call crude oil. The word "petroleum" means "rock oil" or "oil from the earth."
What is energy resources that formed from the buried remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago?
Tropical rainforest are the richest ecosystem in the world because for millions of years the rain forests lay undisturbed. Small tribes of humans lived there, but they did no damage. So the plants and animals were able to develop and adapt in peace. And that's why the rain forests now have thousands of different kinds of plants and animals.
Natural Gas started out like tiny plants animals called it plankton, it lived in ancient lakes and seas millions of years ago. The "plankton" died sank to the bottom of the seas and lakes and it was buried in the sand and mud. Millions of years, bacteria, heat and pressure changed the plankton into natural gas!
Aboriginal art conveyed stories of creation and historical events which were significant to the Aborigines. Aborigines lived among the plants and animals, so it is natural that their stories would feature plants and animals - particularly animals. Many of their "Dreaming" stories (stories of Creation) involved people turning into animals.
No "thinking" required here: plants preceded animals by eons. The reason is energy. Plants store it; animals burn it up. The processes are called synthesis (photosynthesis, if the energy is in the form of light) and respiration. Stored energy has to be built up before it can be used. Animals get that energy from plants by eating them.
During periods of extreme global warming, which were mass extinction events both 90 and 150 million years ago, the oceans became stagnent, and most marine organisms died, sunk to the bottom and were buried by sediment. Oil was formed from the remains of animals and plants (diatoms) that lived millions of years ago in a marine (water) environment before the dinosaurs. Over millions of years, the remains of these animals and plants were covered by…