Large Animals: Living, Extinct, and Mythical

Identify each of the following animals.
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Last updated: January 3, 2013
First submittedJanuary 3, 2013
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Description
Animal
probably-delicious, definitely-extinct elephantine species with long fur
wooly mammoth
largest living species of dinosaur
(yes, there are living dinosaurs)
ostrich
largest living species of reptile
(yes, there are living reptiles)
saltwater crocodile
mythical reptile; flying and fire-breathing in Europe, aquatic in China
dragon
largest animal species that ever lived
blue whale
living animal species with largest brain,
hunted for its head wax
sperm whale
mythical sea monster,
resembling a gianter giant squid
kraken
extinct dinosaur, once the largest
carnivore in North America
tyrannosaurus rex
largest living type of feline,
the hybrid of two species
liger
mythical creature with the body of a lion
and the head of a human
manticore
(or sphinx)
mythical creature with the body of an
apatosaur and the head of a camarasaur
brontosaurus
Description
Animal
mythical plesiosaur-like creature
that lives in a Scottish lake
Loch Ness Monster
largest living species of fish
(isn't a whale and doesn't eat whales)
whale shark
extinct canine species
similar to a grey wolf but larger
dire wolf
mythical bird large enough to
eat a full-grown mastodon
roc
heaviest snake, depicted as
able to swallow people whole
anaconda
large extinct felid genus
with distinctive fangs
saber-toothed cat
scientific name of that genus,
still referring to the fangs
Smilodon
mythical creature with the heads of a lion, goat, and serpent
chimæra
largest living species of primate
eastern gorilla
wild ancestor of domestic cattle,
extinct in 1627
aurochs
animal species whose population
has the highest collective biomass
antarctic krill
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Level 21
Mar 23, 2013
Smilodon is a breed of sabre-toothed cat, its not the scientific name. Other than that, great quiz.
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Level 55
May 3, 2014
I really enjoy your quizzes.
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Level 50
Jun 13, 2014
Um... like EVERYONE knows there are living reptiles.
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Level 49
Jun 14, 2014
The quiz has some jokes in it.
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Level 61
May 18, 2015
What about megalodon?
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Level 80
Nov 29, 2016
Props for the Brontosaurus hint
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Level 50
May 2, 2020
Yes, that was delightful.