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Extinct Animals

Can you name these animals based on a description, range, and date of extinction?
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First submittedFebruary 7, 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
Steller'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 23
Mar 15, 2013
Please accept "neandathals"
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Level 82
Mar 15, 2013
and neandertaal
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Level 82
Mar 15, 2013
Humans 18 - Nature 0!!
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Level 33
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 29
Jun 22, 2014
where does it say that? no one said who's accountable..
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Level 62
Apr 15, 2016
It was possibly implied from the joke.
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Level 73
Jun 17, 2022
Speak for yourself. I personally slaughtered the last baryonyx.
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Level 77
Oct 31, 2014
Hey humans are part of nature too! We are biological creatures despite being "man made".
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Level 82
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 27
Mar 15, 2013
Interesting, though a bit depressing.
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Level 25
Mar 18, 2013
Can't spell Neanderthal or whatever :)
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Level 83
Sep 16, 2017
You just did.
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Level 22
Sep 24, 2013
Well.. this quiz was interesting and just slightly depressing..
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Level 82
May 11, 2019
it's part of evolution. species die out.
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Level 39
Mar 22, 2014
Dang! I didn't type cat when I wrote sabertooth
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Level 48
May 20, 2014
I have a trilobite.
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Level 75
Jan 5, 2016
Put some antibiotic ointment on it and you should be fine. :)
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Level 68
May 28, 2017
Yum, my favourite snack!
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Level 35
Jun 21, 2014
My problem was that all these animals are extinct LOL.
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Level 22
Jul 14, 2014
Would there be any chance of using Homo-Erectus for Neanderthal?
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Level 36
Apr 20, 2018
Neanderthals are not homo erectus. They are homo neanderthalensis.
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Level 86
Jul 1, 2018
Or, depending on who you ask, homo sapiens neanderthalensis.
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2015
Please accept carrier pigeon.
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Level 75
Feb 15, 2015
Carrier pigeons are homing (rock) pigeons and are not extinct.
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Level 46
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 51
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
Jul 17, 2021
Also "Giant Deer" should be accepted. But "Megaloceros" is the most common term for this animals... and should be accepted!
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Level 64
Nov 2, 2015
Ground sloth for giant sloth? Glad to see it took Megatherium though.
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Level 65
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 65
Sep 19, 2016
Having seen Ice Age will help with this quiz.
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Level 23
Oct 10, 2016
caveman should go in as a type in for

neanderthal

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Level 71
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 68
Nov 19, 2016
homo erectus is a closer relative to humans than neanderthals
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Level 86
Jul 1, 2018
False.
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Level 84
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 79
May 28, 2021
What have you against your mother-in-law?
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Level 46
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 28
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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Level 63
Dec 4, 2019
The T-Rex is probably the most famous dinosaur and it happened to have tiny arms. The clue doesn't say "tiniest arms". Totally fine.
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Level 79
May 28, 2021
Brilliant clue for T-Rex.
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Level 58
Feb 11, 2019
can you accept giant ground/land sloth please
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Level 62
Mar 8, 2019
Amazing how the Giza pyramids were built before the mammoth went extinct
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Level 75
May 11, 2019
Steller's sea cow is not spelled correctly
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Level ∞
May 11, 2019
Fixed
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Level 84
Nov 23, 2019
One more bit of nitpicking, but the standard singular is aurochs.
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2020
Yea ochs=os=ox. (If you use aurochs, but basically the same thing goes for the alternative urus, in that case -us stands for ox)
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Level 68
Nov 7, 2020
It makes me sad that so few people have heard of the Steller's Sea Cow, hunted to extinction 27 years after it was discovered.
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Level 40
Apr 14, 2021
Why isn't "Megaloceros" accepted for "Irish elk"? Also, is "Heck Cattle" an acceptable answer for aurochs?
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Level 78
Feb 23, 2023
Heck cattle are not extinct, and they are also not the ancestor of modern cattle.
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Level 79
May 28, 2021
I tried 'troglodyte' for trilobite. So close!
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2021
Can you add the 'Glyptodon'?
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Level 71
Jan 10, 2022
Can you consider accepting ground sloth as well
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Level 62
Mar 17, 2022
please accept megaloceros for the irish elk
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Level 70
Mar 19, 2022
Lol I tried "Seller's sea cow." Oh well.
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Level 68
Aug 10, 2022
For a wildlife enthusiast, this was a fun (and easy!) quiz.
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Level 43
Dec 5, 2022
I missed Irish Elk, because I couldn't remember the common name. I was wondering why megaloceros wasn't being accepted. Might not be a bad idea to let it accept megaloceros.
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Level 78
Feb 23, 2023
My favorite book as a kid was an encyclopedia of extinct animals... a lot of those made the cut here.
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Level 75
Feb 25, 2023
Neanderthals are humans too! Any species of the genus homo is human. There were several.
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Level 60
May 19, 2023
I'm happy with 10/18 this was hard
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2023
The singular of aurochs is aurochs…
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Level 55
Sep 28, 2023
Can you accept Megaloceros for Irish Elk? I remember watching a paleodocumentary (I think Walking with Prehistoric Beasts) and they used Megaloceros to refer to the giant deer
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Level 65
Nov 8, 2023
smilodon for saber toothed cat please? its the actual name