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Cenozoic Quiz

All answers pertain to something from the Cenozoic Era (aka the "Age of Mammals"), from 66 million years ago to the present.
Quiz by paleozoey
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Last updated: March 24, 2021
First submittedMarch 24, 2021
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The "third" period that formerly made up most of this era
Tertiary
The "fourth" and most recent geologic period
Quarternary
Reptile group that went extinct (except birds!) right before the Cenozoic
dinosaur
Space object that wiped them out
asteroid
Titanoboa- largest of these reptiles ever found
snake
Ambulocetus had this body part modern whales lack
legs
Paraceratherium was a giant hornless relative of these modern mammals
rhinoceros
Giant shark that had massive teeth
megalodon
Famous Australopithecus specimen named after a Beatles song
Lucy
Giant flightless birds of prey
terror bird
This "upright man" had a name that sounds dirty
Homo erectus
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These covered large portions of land during the ice ages
glaciers
Hairy elephant
mammoth
Feline relative with giant fangs
saber-toothed cat
term for large animals, often associated with ice age mammals
megafauna
Oil pools that preserved thousands of ice age animals
tar pits
A robust ancestor of ours often stereotyped as cave-dwellers
Neanderthal
Our "other", more mysterious ancestor found in a cave in Siberia
Denisovan
landform that allowed animals & people to walk from Siberia to Alaska
land bridge
Giant flightless bird of New Zealand
Moa
The officially unrecognized "age of man" that comes after the Holocene
Anthropocene
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Level 72
Mar 25, 2021
Thanks! FYI there's a typo in quaternary