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Reptile Picture Quiz

Guess the common names of the reptiles pictured below.
Some of these are extinct
If you can't get the answer, be more specific. If that doesn't work, be less specific
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First submittedApril 11, 2018
Last updatedMay 3, 2018
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Bearded Dragon
Thorny Devil
Sea Turtle
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level 57
May 3, 2018
the second caveat is a nice touch
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level 79
Aug 21, 2018
"And if that doesn't work, leave an angry comment that insults the quiz creator's intelligence."
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level 41
May 3, 2018
Turtle IS FAT
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level 69
May 3, 2018
The be less specific clue helped me on the turtle. Was it a loggerhead? A green? No, just sea. Also I think, if we're being pedantic, three of these aren't reptiles.
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level 79
Aug 21, 2018
Man, that mamba does not look very black in that light.
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level 57
Aug 21, 2018
They're jet black on top, not so much on the under belly.
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level 56
Aug 21, 2018
They're usually slate grey on top, they're named for their jet black mouths.
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level 45
Aug 21, 2018
Yes, JMM is correct about this. I've had experience with more than one black mamba, and the best way to identify them is to wait until they are dead and then check if their mouth is black. Because trust me, you don't want to check while it is still alive!
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level 79
Mar 26, 2019
That sounds like very good advise, but something that I hope I never have the opportunity to check for myself - not terribly fond of snakes since being "chased" by a black racer as a child.
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level 79
Aug 21, 2018
I know a lot of what we think about dinosaurs has changed since the last time I paid significant attention to them. Are they still technically considered to be reptiles?
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level 77
Aug 21, 2018
Depends on what classification system you are using. The older (and to most people more intuitive, but also somewhat outdated) Linnaean system classifies animals based on their characteristics, behavior, and sometimes common ancestry. Dinosaurs were thought to be more lizard-like in the past (scaly, slow, cold-blooded) but we now think that much of this characterization was wrong and that dinosaurs in many ways were more similar to large flightless birds.
Phylogenetic classification groups all organisms into nested categories and if one of your ancestors was something, you are also that thing. In phylogenetics an organism can never give birth to something that is not what it is, no matter how many generations pass. So... because dinosaurs evolved from reptiles, dinosaurs are reptiles. Because birds evolved from dinosaurs, birds are dinosaurs. But humans are also technically reptiles with this system, and both birds and humans are technically fish.
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level 66
Aug 22, 2018
But there's no such thing as a fish.
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level 57
Aug 23, 2018
That's ridiculous, by your logic everything is a single celled organism because that's where we all originated from.
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level 57
Aug 21, 2018
Nice quiz but, the 'Gecko' is a leopard Gecko so I think that should really be accepted (as it's a common pet among reptile owners and so many people know it).
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level 79
Aug 21, 2018
Did you try reading the quiz instructions?
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level 65
Aug 21, 2018
pls comodo instead of komodo if possible. and in general, i think the c-k rule makes sense in every or almost every situation.
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level 66
Aug 21, 2018
No, it doesn't. Comodo is a cyber security company. Komodo is an Indonesian island. They are completely different.
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level 67
Aug 21, 2018
And I think that throughout Indonesia "c" has a "ch" sound. Is that right?
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level 58
May 3, 2019
Komodo Dragon is the actual name of the species lol not Comodo Dragon, I think scientific accuracy is better than grammar rules
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level 67
Aug 21, 2018
Beardies REPRESENT!!
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level 39
Aug 22, 2018
"moloch" for "thorny moloch"? :-)
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level 53
Aug 25, 2018
Only missed four so quite please as reptiles are something I don't know a lot about, so leaned something today. Did get all the dinosaurs , thanks to having a small son who is obsessed.
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level 39
Jan 4, 2019
Accept Green anaconda, because it goes by that name a lot too
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level 65
Jan 13, 2019
I never knew that a Black Mamba could look that cute! I figured it was some kind of really innocent snake, so I only guessed adder and garter before giving up.
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level 58
May 3, 2019
Sorry to say but dinosaurs weren't reptiles, they are the ancestors of modern birds not reptiles.
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level 61
Jul 12, 2019
I had mistaken the gecko for a fire salamander. I dont know geckos in those colours. The colours instantly trigered fire salamander in my brain (though yes their builds are dfferent)

Also missed skink, didnt know that word, will look it up what it is in my language and if I know it then.. and I forgot stegosarus... Which I do know, but it has been quite some time since I looked at dinosaaurs.

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level 61
Jul 12, 2019
For skink I was actually thinking hazelworm, which is slowworm or blindworm in english, look quite similar, though one of them has feet haha (usually, not always though..)
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level 68
Jul 26, 2019
I would have gotten the Black Mamba if a picture of Uma Thurman had been shown.
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