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Only A Proper Dinosaur Nerd Will Get More Than 75% On This Quiz

Can you tell your Epidexipteryx from your Utahraptor?

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  1. 1. Easy one first. Which of these is Tyrannosaurus rex?

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    The other two are Adasaurus and the tiny Epidexipteryx.

    If you got that one wrong, this might be a long quiz for you.

    The other two are Adasaurus and the tiny Epidexipteryx.
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  2. 2. Which dinosaur is this?

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    Araucanoraptor
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    Archaeoceratops
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    Archaeopteryx
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    Wrong!

    It's Archaeopteryx, the first known bird.

    It's also a dinosaur, because birds are dinosaurs, which is great.

  3. 3. Which of these is Stegosaurus?

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    The other two are Spinosaurus and Amazonsaurus.

  4. 4. What's this?

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    Technically it's not a dinosaur.

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    Liopleurodon
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    Ophthalmosaurus
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    Nothosaurus
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    It's Liopleurodon, the enormous pliosaur.

    It's Liopleurodon, the enormous pliosaur.
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  5. 5. Which of these is Ankylosaurus?

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    The other two are Apatosaurus and Compsognathus.

    The other two are Apatosaurus and Compsognathus.
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  6. 6. Which one's Kentrosaurus?

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    The other two are Euoplocephalus and Shantungosaurus.

    The other two are Euoplocephalus and Shantungosaurus.
  7. 7. What's this?

    Another non-dinosaur, this.

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    Dolichorhynchops
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    Plesiosaurus
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    Kronosaurus
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    It's Plesiosaurus.

    Discovered in Lyme Regis, Dorset, by Mary Anning in 1823.

    It's Plesiosaurus.
  8. 8. Which of these is Utahraptor?

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    The other two are Iguanodon and Dilophosaurus.

    The other two are Iguanodon and Dilophosaurus.
  9. 9. What's this?

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    Not a dinosaur, again. Sorry.

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    Placodus
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    Quetzalcoatlus
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    Hypsognathus
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    It's Quetzalcoatlus, a huge pterasaur the size of a small plane.

    It's Quetzalcoatlus, a huge pterasaur the size of a small plane.
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  10. 10. Which of these is Albertosaurus?

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    It's a relative of T-rex.

    The other two are Dromiceiomimus and Velociraptor.

    It's a relative of T-rex.
  11. 11. Which of these is Triceratops?

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    The other two are Styracosaurus and Einiosaurus.

    The other two are Styracosaurus and Einiosaurus.
  12. 12. What's this?

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    Diplodocus
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    Argentinasaurus
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    Brachiosaurus
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    It's Diplodocus. Argentinasaurus was thicker-necked, while Brachiosaurus had a shorter tail.

    It's Diplodocus. Argentinasaurus was thicker-necked, while Brachiosaurus had a shorter tail.
  13. 13. Which of these is Parasaurolophus?

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    The other two are its fellow hadrosaurs Velafrons and Edmontosaurus.

    The other two are its fellow hadrosaurs Velafrons and Edmontosaurus.
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  14. 14. What's this non-dinosaur?

    Again, sorry for all the non-dinosaurs in the dinosaur quiz.

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    Dimetrodon
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    Atopodentatus
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    Henodus
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    It's Dimetrodon, a synapsid or mammal-like reptile which went extinct 40 million years before the first dinosaurs arose.

    It's Dimetrodon, a synapsid or mammal-like reptile which went extinct 40 million years before the first dinosaurs arose.

Tom Chivers is a science writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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