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Sep 15th, 2011 at 04:26 GMT
Gorgeous pictures! Great game, love the series. :)
Sep 15th, 2011 at 04:31 GMT
Thanks, bowsntoys- this is the last of the mammals ones. Not enough to do Australia (I already did a marsupials quiz!).
Sep 15th, 2011 at 11:13 GMT
In order? You can answer "monkey" to get three of the beasts. And there is a difference between a llama, a guanaco and an alpaca.
Sep 15th, 2011 at 14:00 GMT
@slamb- The quiz is forced order for two reasons. One is so that if the admins decide to change the layout it will pop the pictures up at the top and avoid the need to scroll. The other is, as you've noted, that there are three animals on this quiz that fall into the category of new world monkeys- the squirrel monkey, the tamarin and the marmoset. Consistently with all of the other mammals quizzes in this series, I accept common names and so while their proper names are accepted, "monkey" is taken for all three of them. There is no alpaca on this quiz so I'm not sure why you've mention an alpaca. There is, of course, a difference between the wild guanaco and the domesticated llama. However, taxonomically, they are both genus lama (the guanaco being lama guanicoe and the llama being lama glama) and genetic studies have suggested that the llama is the direct domestic descendant of the guanaco. Thus, it seemed appropriate to allow llama as an alternate answer.
Sep 16th, 2011 at 02:41 GMT
Wonderful quiz, beautiful animals, but WHERE ARE THE TAPIRS!!!1!!!??!? Tapirs are beautiful. Nobody loves tapirs. I’m going to go make a big chocolate brazil nut cake for the tapirs at the zoo just so they don’t feel sad for being left off this quiz.
Sep 16th, 2011 at 03:59 GMT
@Pit_trout- When you deliver it, please do apologize to the tapirs for me.
Sep 17th, 2011 at 20:58 GMT
I have a suggestion mammals of oceanian. But defientely an extinct animals one. Also I love these quizs hejman.
Sep 18th, 2011 at 00:00 GMT
@EXtinctanimals22- I hadn't even considered an extinct animals one- I'll get to work on that!
Sep 19th, 2011 at 04:06 GMT
the name "screaming hairy armadillo" alone is just...wow. i'm a bit intimidated by the idea of a hairy armadillo that screams at me.
Sep 19th, 2011 at 22:29 GMT
@courtneyyy- As soon as I saw the name, I knew I had to include it. Apparently, when threatened or handled it makes a high-pitched screaming/whining noise.
Oct 12th, 2011 at 16:55 GMT
No tapir, peccary, or river dolphin? Koati, maned wolf, margay, juaguarundi?
Nov 2nd, 2011 at 12:23 GMT
No guinea pigs?
Dec 11th, 2011 at 08:24 GMT
@Pit_trout I love tapirs too! They're tasty, but I probably shouldn't know that since they're endangered and all . . .
Dec 22nd, 2011 at 00:23 GMT
It doesn't look like a crab is eating a raccoon in that picture...
Dec 31st, 2011 at 03:42 GMT
I love these quizzes but have a picky point . . . the squirrel monkey is not a common squirrel monkey, it is a Central American squirrel monkey, which is a separate species.
Jan 16th, 2012 at 13:09 GMT
A bit general maybe, I played through once with more complicated names, but then decided to test it... Cat, bear, monkey, fox and llama all worked (I've seen your reasoning for llama - but then surely "lama" should be correct, and not "llama"?). I just think it could have been more challenging!
Jan 17th, 2012 at 13:18 GMT
@willwomble- The one elled lama, he is a priest. The two elled llama, he is a beast. But I would bet my silk pajamas that there aren't any three elled lllamas. The quiz is intended to be playable even for those who don't have a zoological or taxonomical background.
Jan 25th, 2012 at 21:34 GMT
If you are going to have three different monkeys, I would only accept their real names. Having three that you can just answer 'monkey' for is a little ridiculous.
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May 1st, 2012 at 18:16 GMT
Capybara was at the tip of my tongue; I knew it started with a "c" but chupacabra was the only thing I could recall.
May 1st, 2012 at 18:19 GMT
That porcupine has one sweet nose!
May 1st, 2012 at 18:38 GMT
I had a bit of fun with this quiz, especially how it accepted monkey for anything that looked like a monkey haha.
May 1st, 2012 at 18:49 GMT
Endless viewings of "Go, Diego, Go!" with my kids finally pay off. Hasta luego, amigos!
May 1st, 2012 at 19:20 GMT
i felt like Brian Fellows trying to answer some of these
May 1st, 2012 at 19:21 GMT
@RobPro- 'Monkey' is accepted for all three animals that fall under the broader heading of 'New World monkeys.' It only seemed fair.
May 1st, 2012 at 19:28 GMT
I did a 'research paper' on kinkajou's in 4th grade. They are simply adorable!
May 1st, 2012 at 19:49 GMT
No love for the Tapir?
May 1st, 2012 at 19:56 GMT
Technically, the main page is wrong, since Shakira will be a cougar in roughly ten years.
May 1st, 2012 at 20:08 GMT
should not accept monkey for both of the small primates perhaps for the squirrel monkey but definitely not for the marmoset
May 1st, 2012 at 20:25 GMT
Looks like the cougar and the tamarin are sharing a joke!
May 1st, 2012 at 20:28 GMT
Accepting 'monkey' for three of these takes the sting off not getting credit for a misspelled attempt for Kinkajou. The only reason I even knew what it was is because Jim Fowler brought one out on the Carson show and it got smushed bananas all over Johnny's new sport coat.
May 1st, 2012 at 20:42 GMT
the marmoset looks like it's from the movie gremlins
May 1st, 2012 at 21:07 GMT
@BladeSword122- There are more than 260 known species of monkey, including the 22 species of Marmoset, meaning that Marmoset, like Monkey, is a broad term applied to multiple species of animal.
May 1st, 2012 at 21:34 GMT
"Mammals" is spelled incorrectly in the title. It currently says "Can you name the South American mammls?"
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May 1st, 2012 at 22:28 GMT
Capabera should be acceptable.
May 1st, 2012 at 22:50 GMT
Yup. I knew it was a capybara, but could I spell capybara? No.
May 2nd, 2012 at 02:50 GMT
I am so glad the screaming hairy armadillo is a real thing.
May 2nd, 2012 at 02:56 GMT
what's the point of having 3 different primates if you accept "monkey" for all of them?
May 2nd, 2012 at 03:21 GMT
@ElisDaddy: misspelled attempt for kinkajou? Please tell me you didn't write 'Kinky Jew'!
May 2nd, 2012 at 03:53 GMT
I would have also liked to see acouchis because they are particularly cute.
May 2nd, 2012 at 04:49 GMT
I'm disappointed, "Holy crap, where's that animal's nose?" wasn't accepted for the chinchilla. On an unrelated matter, Capybara has to be the most useful bit of trivia I know. It seems to frequently come up in life. The mammal that just keeps on giving.
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