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QUIZ: How many prehistoric and extant animals can you name? This encompasses animals from as far back as the Cambrian period! (Advanced full Latin names)

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Largest mustelid Miocene, 0.6 Meters tall at the shoulders weighing 40KG
Largest nemerteanExtant, 55 Meters in length
Largest zeuglodontesEocene 20 Meters in length
Largest cnidarianExtant, 2.5 Meter bell diameter, 37 Meter long tentacles weighing 150KG
Largest ammoniteCretaceous, 3.5 Meters in diameter weighing 1455KG
Largest phytosaurTriassic 12 Meters in length
Largest predatory marsupialPleistocene, 1.8 Meters in length with a mass of 150KG
Largest turtleCretaceous, 4 Meters in length, 4.9 Meters wide weighing 2.2 metric tons
Largest cingulatePleistocene, 1.5 Meters tall, 4 Meters in length weighing 2.3 metric tons
Largest penguinEocene, 1.7 Meters tall and 90 KG in weight
Largest rhinocerosPleistocene, 2 Meters tall at the shoulders, 4.5 Meters in length weighing 5 metric tons
Largest molluskExtant, 14 Meters in length weighing 750KG
Largest ornithipodCretaceous, 1.6 Meter long skull, 16.6 Meters in length weighing 23 metric tons
Largest pigeonHolocene, 1 Meter tall weighing 23 KG
Largest predatory non-mammalian synapsidPermian, 6 Meters in length weighing 600KG
Largest lagomorphPliocene, 0.5 Meters tall weighing 20+ KG
Largest non-mammalian therapsidPermian, 5 Meters in length weighing 1 Metric ton
Tallest birdExtinct, 3.6 Meters tall weighing 280KG
Largest anthracosaurCarboniferous, 0.4 Meter long skull, 3 Meters in length
Largest arsinoithereEocene, 1.8 Meters tall at the shoulders, 3 Meters in length weighing 2.5 metric tons
Largest amphibianExtant, 1.8 Meters in length weighing 64KG
Largest ceratopsianCretaceous, 3 Meter long skull, 9 Meters in length
Largest sauropod (Incomplete)Cretaceous, 34 Meters in length weighing 140 metric tons
Largest waterfowlMiocene, 3 Meters tall weighing 500KG
Largest gorgonopsidPermian, 0.6 Meter skull length, 3.5 Meters in length
Largest lobe-finned fishCarboniferous, 7 Meters in length
Largest suidMiocene, 1.3 Meters tall at the shoulders with a mass of 500+ KG
Largest pinniped Extant, 7 Meters in length weighing 5000KG
Largest wolfPleistocene, 1.5 Meters in length weighing 80KG
Largest batExtant, 1.7 Meter wingspan weighing 1.2KG
Largest pilosanPliocene, 4 Meters tall, 6 Meters in length weighing 5 metric tons
Largest nothosaurTriassic, 7 Meters in length
Largest myriapodCarboniferous 2.5 Meters in length
Largest nautiloidOrdovician 6 Meters in length
Largest amphibianPermian 9 meters in length
Largest bird of preyPleistocene 3 Meter wingspan
Largest old world monkeyPliocene, 1.5 Meters tall weighing 65KG
Largest shorebirdPliocene, 0.9 Meters tall weighing 5KG
Largest pliosaurJurassic, 15 Meters in length weighing 45 metric tons
Largest gymnureMiocene, 0.2 Meter skull length, 0.6 Meter total body length.
Largest frogCretaceous, 16 Inches in length weighing 5KG
Largest ichthyodectidCretaceous 6 Meters in length
Largest herbivorous pelycosaurPermian, 6 Meters in length weighing 2 metric tons
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Largest belemniteJurassic 3 Meters in length
Largest anomalocaridCambrian, 2 Meters in length
Largest hydozoanExtant, 50 Meters in length
Largest sauropod (Known)Cretaceous, 35 Meters in length weighing 100 metric tons
Largest champsosaurPaleocene 3 Meters in length
Largest bivalveCretaceous, 1 Meter axial length, 3 Meters total length
Largest placodontTriassic, 3 Meters in length
Largest notoungulatePliocene, 1.5 Meters tall at the shoulders, 2.7 Meters in length weighing 3.8 metric tons
Largest cartilaginous fishExtant, 12.7 Meters in length weighing 21.5 Metric tons
Largest mosasaurCretaceous, 18 Meters in length
Largest trilobite0.9 Meters in length
Largest ribbonfishExtant, 11 meters in length weighing 270KG
Largest pterosaurCretaceous, 12 Meter wingspan weighing 120KG
Largest ichthyosaurTriassic, 21 Meters in length
Largest predatory placodermDevonian, 10 Meters in length weighing 4 metric tons
Largest eurypteridDevonian 2.5 Meters in length
Largest hesperornithinesCretaceous, 2.5 Meters in length
Largest oviraptorCretaceous, 4 Meters tall, 8 Meters in length weighing 2 metric tons
Largest palorchestid Miocene, 2.5 Meters in length weighing 200KG
Largest maniraptoranCretaceous, 4 Meters tall, 10 Meters in length weighing 5 metric tons
Largest predatory artiodactylEocene, 0.8 Meter skull length, 3.4 Meters in length weighing 1 metric ton
Largest diacectidPermian 3 Meters in length
Largest mesonychidEocene, 1.4 Meters tall at the shoulder, 2.8 Meters in length
Largest herbivorous marsupialPleistocene, 2 Meters tall at the shoulders, 3 Meters in length with a mass of 2.8 metric tons
Largest dinoceratanEocene, 1.7 Meters tall, 4 Meters in length weighing 2 metric tons
Largest rodentPliocene, 1.5 Meters tall, 3 Meters in length weighing a ton
Largest camelPleistocene, 4 Meters tall, 2.5 metric tons
Largest terrestrial mammalPleistocene, 5 Meters tall at the shoulders weighing 22 metric tons
Largest terrestrial mammalian predatorPleistocene, 3.4 Meters tall on hind limbs weighing over 1.5 metric tons
Largest kangarooPleistocene, 2 Meters tall weighing 230KG
Largest palorchestidMiocene, 2.5 Meters in length weighing 200KG
Largest litopternMiocene, 3 Meters in length weighing 1 metric ton
Largest hyena Pliocene weighing 190KG
Largest predatory physeteroid Miocene, 17.5 Meters length, 40-50 metric tons
Largest hyaenodontidMiocene, 0.7 Meter skull weighing 500KG
Largest thyreophoranCretaceous, 9 Meters in length, 2 Meters tall, 1.5 Meters wide weighing 6 metric tons
Largest predatory pelycosaurPermian, 3.1 Meters in length weighing 250KG
Largest terrestrial lizardPleistocene, 7 Meters in length, 600+ KG
Largest dromeosaurCretaceous, 7 Meters in length weighing 500KG
Largest diatryma Paleocene standing 2 Meters tall
Largest protodonataPermian, 0.3 Meter wing length, 0.7 Meter wingspan, 1.3 Meter total length
Largest plesiosaurCretaceous 20 Meters in length
Largest radiodontOrdovician 2.1 Meters in length
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Largest non-dinosaurian terrestrial predator Triassic 10 Meters in length
Largest sirenianHolocene, 9 Meters in length weighing 10 metric tons
Largest astrapotherianMiocene weighing 4 metric tons
Largest prosimian Quaternary weighing 200KG
Largest terrestrial sebecidEocene 9 Meters in length
Largest beaverPliocene, 2.2 Meters in length weighing 100KG
Largest birdExtant, 157KG in weight, 2.8 Meters tall.
Largest dolphinExtant, 9.7 Meters in length weighing 10 Metric tons
Largest snakePaleocene, 15 Meters in length weighing 1.1 metric ton
Largest bird capable of flightMiocene, 1.5 Meters tall, 8 Meter wingspan weighing 70KG
Largest felid Pleistocene weighing up to 470KG
Largest ciconiiformesPleistocene, 1.8 Meters tall weighing 16KG
Largest moosePleistocene, 2.1 Meters tall at the shoulders and a mass of 1.4 metric tons
Largest aetosaurTriassic, 4.5 Meters in length
Largest bird of preyExtant, 14KG in weight, 1.2 Meters in length and a 3.1 Meter wingspan
Largest canidMiocene, 0.9 Meters tall, 1.5 Meters in length weighing 75KG
Largest bear dogMiocene weighing 770KG
Largest monotremePleistocene, 1 Meter in length weighing 30KG
Largest peracarida Extant, 0.75 Meters in length weighing 1.7KG
Largest thalattosaur Triassic, 5 Meters in length
Largest galliformHolocene, 1.7 Meters in length weighing 30KG
Largest entelodontOligocene, 1.8 Meters tall at the shoulders, 4 Meters length, 420KG mass
Largest capitosaurTriassic, 3 Meters in length weighing 454KG
Largest crocodylomorphCretaceous, 12 Meters in length weighing 8 metric tons
Largest desmostylianOligocene, 1.8 Meters in length weighing 200KG
Largest macropredatory fishMiocene, 7+ Inch teeth, 20 Metres in length, Jaws 2 Metres+ tall by 3 Metres wide, weight 103 metric tons
Largest non-therian mammalPaleocene weighing 100KG
Largest centipedeExtant, 03 Meters in length
Largest theropodCretaceous, 18 Meters in length, 6 Meters tall at apex weighing 10+ metric tons
Largest cimolestidPaleocene, 1 Meter tall at the shoulders, 2.2 Meters in length weighing 700KG
Largest procyonidPliocene, 1.5 Meters in length
Largest perissodactylOligocene, 4.8 Meters tall at the shoulders, 8 Meters in length weighing 20 metric tons
Largest oxyaenidEocene weighing 800KG
Largest artiodactyl Miocene, 4.3 Meters length, 3.9 metric tons
Largest viverridMiocene, 0.7 Meters tall weighing 40KG
Largest primatePleistocene, 3 Meters tall weighing 500+ KG
Largest mysticetiExtant, weighing 190 Metric tons, over 30 Meters in length
Largest arachnidCarboniferous 0.7 Meters in length
Largest procyonidPliocene, 1.5 Meters in length
Largest pareiasaurPermian 3 Meters in length
Largest pachycormidJurassic 16.5 Meters in length

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