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Extinct Animals

Name these animals based on the description, range, and date of extinction.
Last updated: February 07, 2013
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Description
Range
Extinction
Animal
Flightless bird
Mauritius
1662
Dodo
Predatory dinosaur with tiny arms
North America, Asia
65 million BC
Tyrannosaurus
Three-horned dinosaur
North America, Asia
65 million BC
Triceratops
Jurassic Park predator
Asia
71 million BC
Velociraptor
Human's closest relatives
Europe, Middle East
30,000 BC
Neanderthal
Carnivorous marsupial
Tasmania, Australia, New Guinea
1936
Tasmanian Tiger
Ancestor of modern cattle
Europe, Asia, North Africa
1627
Auroch
12 foot tall flightless bird
New Zealand
1400
Moa
Shaggy elephant
Siberia, Alaska
1700 BC
Woolly Mammoth
Bird that flocked in huge numbers
Eastern US and Canada
1914
Passenger Pigeon
Half-striped zebra
Southern Africa
1883
Quagga
Big cat with prominent canines
All continents
9,000 BC
Saber-toothed cat
Marine arthropod and common fossil
All oceans
250 million BC
Trilobite
50 foot long shark
All oceans
1.5 million BC
Megalodon
20 foot long mammal
South and Central America
8,000 BC
Giant Sloth
Huge manatee relative
North Pacific
1768
Stellar's Sea Cow
Large puffin relative
North Atlantic
1852
Great Auk
Deer with 12 foot antlers
Northern Eurasia
9,000 BC
Irish Elk
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level 20
Mar 15, 2013
Please accept "neandathals"
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level 74
Mar 15, 2013
and neandertaal
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level 31
Sep 13, 2016
Well, seeing as that's not how you spell it... it shouldn't be the answer?
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level 74
Mar 15, 2013
Humans 18 - Nature 0!!
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level 40
Mar 16, 2013
Errr... OK, I'm putting my hand up for the dodo, passenger pigeon, tassie tiger and possibly neaderthal... but I really honestly don't think humans can be help accountable for the demise of the T-Rex and Velociraptor. Well, ok... we did knock off a few of em in those Spielberg movies.
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level 31
Jun 22, 2014
where does it say that? no one said who's accountable..
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level 57
Apr 15, 2016
It was possibly implied from the joke.
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level 79
Oct 31, 2014
Hey humans are part of nature too! We are biological creatures despite being "man made".
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level 70
Sep 7, 2016
"Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You may remember me from such nature films as: 'Earwigs, Ew' and 'Man vs Nature: The Road to Victory'."
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level 36
Mar 15, 2013
Smilodon ought to be acceptable as well as saber-toothed cat. So should "sharkasaurus". Cos who doesn't like those??
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level 69
May 6, 2014
seconded
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level 32
Mar 15, 2013
Interesting, though a bit depressing.
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level 28
Mar 18, 2013
Can't spell Neanderthal or whatever :)
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level 75
Sep 16, 2017
You just did.
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level 26
Sep 24, 2013
Well.. this quiz was interesting and just slightly depressing..
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level 32
Mar 22, 2014
Dang! I didn't type cat when I wrote sabertooth
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level 55
May 20, 2014
I have a trilobite.
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level 74
Jan 5, 2016
Put some antibiotic ointment on it and you should be fine. :)
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level 58
May 28, 2017
Yum, my favourite snack!
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level 30
Jun 21, 2014
My problem was that all these animals are extinct LOL.
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level 23
Jul 14, 2014
Would there be any chance of using Homo-Erectus for Neanderthal?
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level 41
Apr 20, 2018
Neanderthals are not homo erectus. They are homo neanderthalensis.
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level 73
Jul 1, 2018
Or, depending on who you ask, homo sapiens neanderthalensis.
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level 71
Jan 29, 2015
Please accept carrier pigeon.
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level 74
Feb 15, 2015
Carrier pigeons are homing (rock) pigeons and are not extinct.
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level 39
Feb 15, 2015
Have read the novels of Jean Auel about Neanderthals. They are brilliantly well written and would recommend to anyone interested in this period.
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level 74
Feb 15, 2015
I cried for three days after reading the first and couldn't get myself to read any more.
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level 79
Nov 11, 2015
Lots of descriptive sex scenes too. Very educative.
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level 45
Mar 14, 2015
Could you please accept Megaceros for Irish elk? It´s the official scientific name used in most documentaries. Actually I never heart it called Irish elk, but maybe it´s called so in USA. Thanks
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level 57
Mar 31, 2015
How did you not accept "Megaloceros", but accepted Irish Elk?? I've never heard of that name for this species
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level 66
Nov 2, 2015
Ground sloth for giant sloth? Glad to see it took Megatherium though.
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level 61
Jul 2, 2016
Got all of these - clearly my WWF sticker album from 1987 made a big impression on me!
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level 59
Sep 19, 2016
Having seen Ice Age will help with this quiz.
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level 30
Oct 10, 2016
caveman should go in as a type in for neanderthal
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level 66
Oct 29, 2016
Many people around the world live in caves today. And I would think that many species of primate lived in caves without being the closest relative of humans.
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level 45
Nov 19, 2016
homo erectus is a closer relative to humans than neanderthals
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level 73
Jul 1, 2018
False.
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level 70
Aug 21, 2017
As long as my mother-in-law is still with us, I think we should hold off having velociraptor on this list.
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level 45
Apr 28, 2018
17/18. Missed Trilobite, know what they are and what they look like but never knew the name lol. Special thanks to Zoo Tycoon 2 Extinct Animals for most of these. Also Smilodon should be accepted for Saber-toothed Cat.
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level 27
Nov 8, 2018
"Predatory dinosaur with tiny arms" terrible clue for t-rex. The archetypal carnivore with small arms was carnotaurus.....
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