Extinct Animals by Picture

Can you guess the common names of these extinct animals?
Date displayed is the approximate date of extinction
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Last updated: December 18, 2018
First submittedMarch 16, 2018
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1650 BC
8500 BC
1600s
66 million BC
66 million BC
150 million BC
9000 BC
252 million BC
2.6 million BC
125 million BC
8500 BC
148.5 million BC
1936
1627
1300-1440
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Level 75
Mar 16, 2018
Maybe allow stegasaurus as a type-in?
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Level 63
Mar 16, 2018
I also spelled it stegasaurus. Took quite a few tries until I changed the a to an o
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Level ∞
Mar 17, 2018
That will work now.
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Level ∞
Mar 17, 2018
Note: I chose a skeleton as the picture for the T-Rex because the real T-Rex probably had feathers and people wouldn't have recognized it!
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Level 57
Aug 12, 2021
People would think that it is a turkey.
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Level 56
Aug 22, 2021
Huh. I knew that about velociraptors, but not about t-rexs!
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Level 81
Mar 17, 2018
That's not a pterodactyl, it's a pteranodon. Also, please accept thylacine and Tasmanian wolf for the Tasmanian tiger.
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Level ∞
Mar 17, 2018
Tasmanian wolf and thylacine will work now.
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Level ∞
Mar 17, 2018
Pterodactyls are types of pteranodons. Pteranodon will be accepted now.
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Level 81
Mar 17, 2018
Thank you!
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Level 84
Mar 19, 2018
Pterodactyls are not types of pteranodons. They were distinct genera of pterosaurs. Pteranodons were very big, with a crest and no teeth (thus their name) ; pterodactyls were much smaller, usually with no crests.
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Level ∞
Mar 19, 2018
I'm not a paleontologist, but:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteranodon#List_of_species_and_synonyms

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Level 84
Mar 19, 2018
I think a few species of pterodactyls have been reclassified into the pteranodons (it's not so easy to classify fossils of species extinct for such a long time...). But as you can see here, there are other pterodactyls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterodactylus#List_of_species_and_synonyms.
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Level 84
Mar 19, 2018
This is interesting too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterosaur#Classification
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Level 73
Dec 18, 2018
That list of species on the Pteranodon is odd, I have never seen pterodactyls included in the same group, and in fact the Pterosaur wiki page linked above shows a different picture. I do not for one second believe the confusion comes from taxonomy, since most people have no idea about this; rather, it comes from ignorance and physical similitude between both species (or genera, if you wanna be specific). Pterodactyl should not be accepted, that's perpetuating ignorance, regardless of it being accurate according to a source that goes against the predominant scientific view.
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Level 69
Dec 18, 2018
I know that some people, call pterosaurs pterodactyls in the same way that some people call tissue Kleenex, but I think it would solve a lot of problems if you allowed pterodactyl as the type-in and had the actual crested animal in the picture listed as a Pteranodon. Pteranodon is what that specific animal is.

https://www.quora.com/How-are-a-Pterodactyl-and-a-Pteranodon-different

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Level 62
Mar 17, 2018
The Tasmanian tiger is also known as the Tasmanian Wolf, which I tried to use.
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Level 85
Mar 17, 2018
Please accept sabretooth
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Level 55
Jan 8, 2022
👨‍❤‍💋‍👨
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Level 64
Jan 25, 2022
?
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Level 75
Mar 17, 2018
Agree that the pterosaur is a Pteranodon.

Also, please accept Thylacine for the "Tasmanian Tiger."

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Level 82
Mar 19, 2018
As that's a giant ground sloth, you might make that an acceptable answer.
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Level 70
Dec 18, 2018
Second on this. I tried "giant ground sloth" and "ground sloth," and then moved on assuming I must be wrong.
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Level 71
Mar 20, 2018
Agreed, re: sloth. It's listed as a Giant Ground Sloth on Wikipedia. I tried that and ground sloth.
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2018
Anyone else try dinosloth out of desperation?
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Level 83
May 2, 2018
Good quiz. I might have added passenger pigeon.
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2018
Yes, I was hoping for passenger pigeon. Such an incredible story of extinction.
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Level 77
Dec 18, 2018
I thought quagga and great auk might be on here, too.
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Level 57
Aug 12, 2021
I would have added the glyptodon and the gigantopithecus.
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Level 56
Aug 22, 2021
I would have added “playing outside”
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Level 71
May 14, 2018
Know your living animals? try Animal Pictures 1..........here it is
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Level 56
Aug 22, 2021
I am starting to wonder if you worked for Geico as a former job
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Level 63
Aug 2, 2018
What a time to be alive.
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Level 84
Dec 18, 2018
You mean the sixth extinction?
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Level 84
Dec 18, 2018
Please accept "Kevin" for Moa
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Level 73
Dec 18, 2018
Ha! I tried "snipe".
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2018
Maybe urus for aurochs? It is what I tried first. (And then variations, which obviously didnt work.Only after looking it up I saw aurochs is another name for it) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2018
I tried boa for moa..ugh. mastadon seemed to have nearly gone from my memory. I knew tge tasmanian tigers, I remember reading about them, very interesting but sad material but couldnt remember the exact name (in time) and recognize the iguanodon, but dont think even.with more time I would ve got it.
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2018
100%! However, I do think ‘Giant Ground Sloth’ should be accepted for giant sloth.
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Level ∞
Dec 18, 2018
Okay
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Level 57
Dec 18, 2018
thank for taking smilodon for sabre toothed tiger! a shame "the meg" wasn't accepted for megalodon though
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Level 54
Dec 18, 2018
I was no where near able to correctly spell Pterodactyl, haha
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Level 50
Dec 18, 2018
Iguanadons and maiasaurs look very similar, is there perhaps a picture that does a better job of emphasizing the thumb spike?
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Level 69
Dec 18, 2018
Second on that. I tried edmontosaurus and maiasaurus first because of that clearly duck-like bill. I'm not sure that is an iguanadon in the picture, but I figured that was probably the famous dino the quizmaster was going for on my third shot at it. A picture with a clear view of those famous thumbs would clear it all up.
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Level 80
Dec 18, 2018
Stegasaurus are without question the most painful toy dinosaur to tread on
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Level 76
Feb 19, 2021
Stegosaurus
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Level 48
Apr 17, 2020
My eyes skipped over the T-Rex. I feel ashamed >.<

I was so close on Moa, too, but I've played too much Saint Seiya and kept calling it Mu xD

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Level 50
Jun 24, 2020
I saw the Trilobite and immediately typed Anorith
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Level 20
Sep 21, 2020
I really loved this one💯💯
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Level 38
Nov 7, 2020
For the mammoth, you should allow Woolly Mammoth as an answer, as that is the full name of the animal.
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Level 65
Mar 4, 2021
There wasn't even any life 148 billion years ago, was there? cuz if not, this quiz is incorrect
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Level 51
Mar 14, 2021
Is it possible to get a better picture for the moa, I have seen better ones.
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Level 74
Jul 28, 2021
Agreed. That one looks like it's been on a serious diet.
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Level 57
Aug 12, 2021
It is interesting how the Stegosaurus is more ancient to the Tyrannosaurus than the Tyrannosaurus is to us.

In movies you often see both of them in the same time period.

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Level 56
Aug 22, 2021
I gosh! I am sooooo glad people aren’t giving me that foolish nonsense that Megaladon is still alive.
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Level 34
Mar 5, 2022
My name is Stegosaurus; I'm a funny-looking dinosaur. On my back are many bony plates and on my tail are more. My front two legs are very, very short; my back two legs are long. My body's big, my head is very small; I'm put together wrong.