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Dinosaur Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

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Dinosaur Trivia Questions And Answers

Dinosaurs were a diverse group of animals that first appeared during the Triassic period, 231.4 million years ago, and were around for how long?
A: 135 million years.

The frills and crests of some dinosaurs, like the theropods were likely used for sexual or aggressive displays, although little is known about dinosaur what?
A: Mating and territorialism.

Theropods engaged in active aggressive confrontations as revealed by what?
A: Bites and head wounds.

What event led to the extinction of most dinosaur groups at the close of the Mesozoic Era?
A: The Cretaceous–Paleocene extinction.

Using fossil evidence, how many species of non-avian dinosaurs have  paleontologists identified?
A: Over 1,000 different species.

Every continent has evidence of dinosaurs by both extant species and what?
A: Fossil remains.

Some dinosaurs were herbivorous, others were what?
A: Carnivorous.

 

Elaborate display structures such as Horns or crests and other elaborate display structures are common to what?
A: All dinosaur groups.

It is thought that building nests and "what "are also traits shared by all dinosaurs?
A: Laying eggs.

The largest sauropod dinosaurs may have grown to lengths of 58 190 feet and heights of 30 feet, but many dinosaurs were what?
A: Small, some no bigger than a chicken.

What does the word dinosaur mean?
A: Terrible lizard.

Through the first half of the 20th century most of the scientific community believed that dinosaurs were sluggish and what?
A: Cold-blooded.

The latest research however, suggests that dinosaurs were active animals with elevated metabolisms and numerous adaptations for what?
A: Social interaction.

In the Gobi Desert in 1971, dinosaur fossils were discovered that showed a Velociraptor attacking a what?
A: Protoceratops.

 

Which kind of dinosaurs were the largest and heaviest?
A: Sauropods.

During the era of the dinosaur, the smallest sauropods were the "what" in their habitat?
A: Biggest animal.

Giant prehistoric mammals like the Paraceratherium were dwarfed by the giant what?
A: Sauropods.

Only modern "what" approach or surpass sauropods in size?
A: Whales.

Cannibalism amongst some species of dinosaurs was confirmed by tooth marks found where?
A:  Madagascar in 2003.

Only a tiny percentage of animals ever do what?
A: Fossilize.

Most of the fossils that are recovered are just bits and pieces of bones, not complete skeletons, and fossil impressions soft tissues are what?
A: Rare.

 

The tallest and heaviest dinosaur known from good skeletons is Giraffatitan brancai which used to be classified as a species of what?
A: Brachiosaurus.

How long is longest complete dinosaur skeleton , the diplodocus discovered in Wyoming in the United States?
A: 89 feet.

What is the name of largest known carnivorous dinosaur which could be up to 60 feet long and weight up to 18,000 pounds?
A: Spinosaurus.

Except for birds, the smallest dinosaurs were about the size of what?
A: Pigeons.

The smallest non-avialan dinosaurs were those theropods most closely related to what?
A: Birds.

Some behaviors which are common in birds, and crocodiles, were also common among what?
A: Dinosaurs.

 

Tracks of thousands of herbivores indicate that duck-bill dinosaurs may have moved in large herds, like the what?
A: Buffalo or the African Springbok.

Dinosaurs laid amniotic eggs with hard shells made mostly of calcium carbonate and were usually laid in a what?
A: Nest.

Many non-avialan dinosaurs often laid eggs in communal nests and the males incubated the what?
A: Eggs.

When laying eggs, females dinosaurs grew a type of bone between the hard outer bone and the marrow of their limbs called what?
A: Medullary bone, which is rich in calcium and used to make eggshells.

The discovery of medullary bone in a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton allowed paleontologists to establish the "what:" of a fossil dinosaur specimen?
A:  Sex.

It seems from the fossil record, that all dinosaurs cared for their young either before or shortly after the eggs what?
A: Hatched.

 


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