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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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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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
    Archaeoceratops
    Archaeopteryx
    Correct!
    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?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The other two are Spinosaurus and Amazonsaurus.

  4. 4. What's this?

    Technically it's not a dinosaur.
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    Technically it's not a dinosaur.

    Liopleurodon
    Ophthalmosaurus
    Nothosaurus
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The other two are Apatosaurus and Compsognathus.

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

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The other two are Euoplocephalus and Shantungosaurus.

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

    Another non-dinosaur, this.

    Another non-dinosaur, this.

    Dolichorhynchops
    Plesiosaurus
    Kronosaurus
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Plesiosaurus.

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

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

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The other two are Iguanodon and Dilophosaurus.

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

    Not a dinosaur, again. Sorry.
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    Not a dinosaur, again. Sorry.

    Placodus
    Quetzalcoatlus
    Hypsognathus
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The other two are Styracosaurus and Einiosaurus.

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

    Diplodocus
    Argentinasaurus
    Brachiosaurus
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

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

    Dimetrodon
    Atopodentatus
    Henodus
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

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

0%! Thick-headed lizard!

Hey, unless you're Chris Pratt, it doesn't matter if you don't know the names of all the dinosaurs.

0%! Thick-headed lizard!
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7%! Thick-headed lizard!

Hey, unless you're Chris Pratt, it doesn't matter if you don't know the names of all the dinosaurs.

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14%! Thick-headed lizard!

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21%! Thick-headed lizard!

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29%! Great Lizard!

A creditable performance. There's no shame in that.

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36%! Great Lizard!

A creditable performance. There's no shame in that.

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43%! Great Lizard!

A creditable performance. There's no shame in that.

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50%! Great Lizard!

A creditable performance. There's no shame in that.

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100%! Tyrant lizard king!

Amazing. Full marks. Whoever said dinosaurs have a brain the size of a pea?

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

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