So You Want To Be a Palaeontologist?

So You Want To Be a Palaeontologist?

This is a quiz made by Cogs to determine knowledge on Palaeontology. Cheers.

published on July 15, 20182 responses 0
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The sauropod ‘Ampelosaurus’ lived in which country during the Cretaceous?

USA
England
Germany
France
2/25

The genus ‘Ursus’ is attributed to what species?

spelaea
rex
spelaeus
sastrei
maximus
3/25

Which of these dinosaurs is NOT from the Jurassic period?

Apatosaurus
Saurophaganax
Iguanodon
Megalosaurus
Carnotaurus
4/25

What were the last two stages of the Cretaceous period?

Campanian, Tithonian.
Ordovician, Campanian.
Campanian, Maastrichtian.
Tithonian, Maastrichtian.
5/25

Crocodiles are descended from dinosaurs.

True
False
6/25

The incisor teeth are located where in mammals?

Between the canines.
After the molars.
Between the canines and the molars.
7/25

Which three bones make up the rear of the skull?

Parietal, Dentary, Quadrate.
Parietal, Quadrate, Occipital.
Occipital, Squamosal, Parietal.
8/25

The term “dinosaur” means what?

Terrible reptile.
Terrible lizard.
Ancient lizard.
9/25

All the dinosaurs went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous.

True
False
10/25

Which of the following dinosaurs is named after a famous palaeontologist?

Megalosaurus
Tyrannosaurus
Attenborosaurus
Marshosaurus
11/25

When did life first evolve on Earth?

30 million years ago.
6000 years ago.
400 million years ago.
500 million years ago.
1 billion years ago.
12/25

Epicyon is a prehistoric...

Cat.
Dog.
Crocodile.
13/25

The perissodactyla is a class of what animals?

Elephants
Dinosaurs
Hyenas
Rhinoceros
14/25

Which of these periods is referred to as the ‘Golden Age’ of the dinosaurs?

Triassic
Jurassic
Cretaceous
15/25

Where do almost all fossils come from?

Deserts.
Caves.
Oceans.
Space.
16/25

The premaxilla is located...

Before the nasals.
After the dentaries.
After the maxilla.
17/25

On a dinosaur, where are the chevrons found?

Above the sacral vertebrae
Beneath the cervical vertebrae
Above the dorsal vertebrae
Beneath the caudal vertebrae
18/25

The prehistoric elephant ‘Gomphotherium’ has...

Three tusks.
Four tusks.
Two tusks.
19/25

The animal known as Globidens is a member of what family?

Tyrannosaurs.
Stegosaurs.
Mosasaurs.
20/25

Which of these palaeontologists is still alive today?

Henry F. Osborn
Edwars D. Cope
Philip J. Currie
21/25

Which of the following is NOT a dinosaur?

Laellynasaura
Rugops
Dsungaripterus
Archaeopteryx
22/25

What was the first fossil ever studied properly?

A fragment of a Tyrannosaurus skull.
A Spinosaurus tooth.
A fragment of a Megalosaurus jaw.
A piece of bone from an Allosaurus.
23/25

Which of the following is NOT a form of palaeontology?

Palaeobotany
Palaeoecology
Archaeology
Palaeobiology
24/25

Which of the following is no longer a dinosaur?

Saurophaganax
Troodon
Apatosaurus
Abelisaurus
25/25

What was one of the biggest fossil rushes in history?

The Fossil Wars
The Dinosaur Rush
The Bone Wars
The North African expeditions led by Paul Sereno