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QUIZ: Can you name the Extinct Animals by Period?

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Genus of AnimalPeriodPaleo-Hint
EryopsThis massive tetrapod is known from the Texas Red Beds
GracileLucy in the Sky With Diamonds!
PareiasaurusA genus that named a group, these multi-ton herbivores roamed the world for a brief time at the end of an era
TyrannosaurusIt can see you, even if you don't move, so run. Crichton Corrected his error in The Lost World. Read it.
GorgonopsThis synapsid gave Nick Cutter and the rest some trouble
CretoxyrhinaThis large shark is known from fossils from the Western Interior Sea
IchthyostegaAn early tetrapod
LystrosaurusThis odd 'reptile' survived the greatest extinction in the history of life on Earth
EuparkariaRelated to dinosaurs (including birds), pterosaurs, and crocodiles, this genus was one of the earliest Archosaurs
MarrellaWalcott's first find in his British Columbia quarry
TylosaurusThe largest mosasaur known
DilophosaurusThis large (for its time) predator probably did not spit venom or feed on computer programmers
SpinosaurusThe star of Jurassic Park III, this animal was probably more at home catching fish than chasing paleontologists
ShonisaurusOne of the largest, and earliest, ichthyosaurs known
ArthropleuraA three-meter basal uniramian, this was probably the largest terrestrial arthropod of all time
KnightiaThe most common fish in the Green River Formation
Genus of AnimalPeriodPaleo-Hint
Varanus priscus (formerly Megalania)Not counting mosasaurs and snakes, the largest lizard known
PikaiaOne of the earliest chordates
MeganeuraA dragonfly with a meter wingspan
TiktaalikCo-discovered by Niel Shubin, this is one of the earliest known tetrapods
Gastornis (formerly Diatryma)One of the last great dinosaurian predators, this bird likely hunted mammals as they diversified early in their reign
DickinsoniaAn extremely odd creature from the hills of South Australia
OpabiniaAn extremely 'Weird Wonder' of the Burgess Shale
RhamphorhynchusThis long-tailed pterosaur probably caught fish over tropical Europe
VaranopsThis was an early synapsid, or 'mammal-like reptile'
DiornisThe largest of the Moa of New Zealand
SmilodonThe much-loved 'sabre-toothed tiger'
QuetzalcoatlusArguably the largest pterosaur ever. Don't call it 'Quetz.'
Velociraptor'Clever girl...'
AnomalocarisAt almost one meter, one of the world's first 'super-predators'
PriscacaraA perch known well from Lakes Gosiute, Uinta, and Fossil
DunkleosteusA placoderm the size of an orca whale

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