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Quiz: How well do you know your dinosaurs?

Do you know your cretaceous from your jurassic?

THIS WEEK, A fossil of the largest parrot ever recorded was discovered in New Zealand.

The fossil suggests the animal would have weighed about 7kg and would have been tall enough to reach a standing human’s thigh.

Impressive, but not quite the dinosaur scale we usually think of when we think of fossils.

So what of the reptilian ancestors of these and other birds, how well do you know them?

Which of these dinosaur periods of history is the most recent? (About 146 to 65 million years ago)
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Jurassic
Triassic

Cretaceous
Mesozoic
What does the name 'Velociraptor' mean?
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Speedy thief
Quick cutter

Rapid speaker
Unruly cyclist
Dr. Alan Grant's favourite childhood dinosaur, what is it?
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Chasmosaurus
Nanotyrannus

Rhinosaurus
Triceratops
Nose to tail, roughly how long was Diplodocus estimated to be?
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30m
50m

70m
100m
US DJ and producer Diplo got his name from an affinity with the Diplodocus? True or false?
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True
False
Who is this spikey creature?
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Allosaurus
Stegosaurus

Veggiesaurus
Paleosaurus
Often incorrectly named as 'pterodactyls', this group of flying dinosaurs are known as what?
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Pterosaurs
Ichthyosaurs

Plesiosaurs
Mosasaurs
This heavily-armoured dinosaur is known as the.....?
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Elbosaurus
Ankylosaurus

Kneelosaurus
Nutlysaurus
Which of these Disney-sounding names is actually a dinosaur?
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Aladdinasaurus
Bambiraptor

Hunchbackadron
Pinocchisaurus
And finally, Jurassic Park villain Dennis Nedry was killed by what dinosaur in the movie?
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Dilophosaurus
Brachiosaurus

Gallimimus
Tyrannosaurus rex
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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A
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B
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C
'I'll take it'
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D
You just about scraped it!
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F
You are extinct!
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