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Largest Land Animals of the Americas

Name every type of land animal native to the Americas where typical adults can reach a weight of over 100 lbs.
  • Includes domestic animals that were native to the Americas
  • Not including introduced species. Also doesn't include humans.
  • One of the Ursidae is debatably an aquatic animal
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Oct 15, 2016
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Ursidae
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Felidae
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Canidae
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Antilocapridae
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Bovidae
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Cervidae
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Caviidae
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_____idae
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Camelidae
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Testudinidae
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Oct 11, 2016
I spent way too long on this quiz. I'm reasonably satisfied with its accuracy but there are probably some errors. Please let me know if there are any animals I forgot!
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Oct 11, 2016
How about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_anaconda -- wikipedia says it can typically reach over 100 pounds. It is native and.. I don't think it's aquatic?
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Oct 11, 2016
I chose not to include that one since Wikipedia says it's primarily aquatic. Terrifying creature!
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Oct 11, 2016
That, but a very interesting one. Shame it doesn't spend more time on land.
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Oct 12, 2016
what about the domesticated cow?
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Oct 12, 2016
Introduced by Europeans
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Feb 13, 2017
The Anaconda mostly live in marshy zones, it's a borderline case. On the other hand, I think that boa constrictors can reach the 100lb limit, and they are not aquatic.
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level 39
Feb 13, 2017
just curious, what player level are you quizmaster?
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level 45
Feb 20, 2017
Looking at their profile, 62 in English if I'm reading it right.
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level 36
Feb 13, 2017
I enjoyed the quiz quite a lot, but I was wondering if you could add white-tailed deer as a type-in. To my knowledge the white-tailed deer is what is commonly known as just "deer." Since you accept the generic term could you also please accept the real name? If I am wrong about this somebody please correct me though, as I hate spreading misinformation! And again, as I said before, I really enjoyed the quiz!
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level 67
Oct 11, 2016
nice! would be nice to be told in the notes the value in kg. would be nice to do a version with pictures, too
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Oct 11, 2016
No wild horses?
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Oct 12, 2016
The wild horses currently in the Americas were introduced during the era of European colonization. Horses were once native, although they are believed to have died out during the Pleistocene - about 10 to 15 thousand years ago.
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Oct 11, 2016
The pronghorn isn't actually a Cervid (deer) its a Giraffoid. Other than that, excellent quiz. I had to look it up, turns out that the Kodiak bear, and wood bison/plains bison are subspecies, so I can't fault you for not including them.
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Oct 12, 2016
Wow! I must have just assumed. This is now fixed. I changed the family to Antilocapridae. Crazy that giraffes are their closest living relatives.
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level 72
Feb 13, 2017
That surprised me too, but now that I think about it there is a bit of "family resemblance" in their faces.
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level 59
Oct 15, 2016
Huh, you learn something new every day. I thought elk was just what you call moose in Europe.
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Feb 13, 2017
Elk is what moose is called in Europe. Americans use that word for a wapiti.
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Feb 13, 2017
There is an irritating confusion between the two, which leads to wrong translations in French, for example (it's one of my pet peeves, I hate it when a "cerf" is called "élan" :p).
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level 65
Oct 15, 2016
What about wild boar? They can get pretty big.
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Oct 19, 2016
Wild boar is not native to the Americas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_boar#Introduction_to_North_America
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Feb 13, 2017
The Horse and the Camel were originally from North America and spread throughout the northern hemisphere via the land bridge to Asia before dying out. The camel varieties spread through South America (LLama & Co.)
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Feb 13, 2017
American Alligators?
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Feb 13, 2017
Was wondering about them, too. Maybe they count as primarily aquatic same as the anaconda? I would have included both. Or maybe they were brought over from Africa or something like this. I'm not familiar with the history of the species.
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level 42
Feb 13, 2017
I tried it about 6 different ways. Must be considered aquatic and not a land animal. No gripe on that one.
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Feb 13, 2017
Alligators and Caimans clearly are american... and aquatic.
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Feb 13, 2017
Note to self: Read the question properly before starting. I thought I was answering the largest land animals in America (USA) and struggled to get half of them......
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Feb 13, 2017
Elk and moose are either the same species or the elk is not american. Very nice quiz by the way, would be intersting the european, african asian and oceanian version, maybe more difficult to define.
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level 72
Feb 13, 2017
Moose = Alces alces ; Elk = cervus canadensis.
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level 50
Feb 13, 2017
I confess, tried Bambi...
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level 45
Feb 13, 2017
That was harder than I thought. I thought I'd breeze through, but not as easy. That was a fun one.
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Feb 13, 2017
Jaguars aren't in the Americas.
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Feb 13, 2017
Do you mistake them for leopards?
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level 65
Feb 21, 2017
Jaguars most definitely ARE in the Americas. Leopards/panthers are not (except in zoos of course).
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level 46
Feb 13, 2017
What about Bigfoot?
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level 67
Feb 13, 2017
"doesn't include humans" :)
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level 71
Feb 13, 2017
Technically, Bigfoot is classified as a "humanoid," which doesn't necessarily mean he IS human.
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level 69
Feb 14, 2017
I've been naughty and didn't read the bullet points, so I tried a billion synonyms for cattle.
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level 51
Mar 13, 2017
Giant Anteater should definitely be here...according to NatGeo and most other sources it can reach above 100 even up to 140 lb... http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/g/giant-anteater/
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level 60
Apr 13, 2017
I don't know, a number of sources give an upper limit of 90lbs. There seems to be some debate.
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level 43
Mar 13, 2017
QM,since when is a goat a bovine?
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May 17, 2017
Surprised not to see my mother-in-law in this one.
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