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

Which of these palaeontologists is still alive today?

Henry F. Osborn
Edwars D. Cope
Philip J. Currie

Where do almost all fossils come from?

Deserts.
Caves.
Oceans.
Space.

Which three bones make up the rear of the skull?

Parietal, Dentary, Quadrate.
Parietal, Quadrate, Occipital.
Occipital, Squamosal, Parietal.

The term “dinosaur” means what?

Terrible reptile.
Terrible lizard.
Ancient lizard.

The premaxilla is located...

Before the nasals.
After the dentaries.
After the maxilla.

Epicyon is a prehistoric...

Cat.
Dog.
Crocodile.

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

True
False

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.

Which of these dinosaurs is NOT from the Jurassic period?

Apatosaurus
Saurophaganax
Iguanodon
Megalosaurus
Carnotaurus

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

Triassic
Jurassic
Cretaceous

The sauropod ‘Ampelosaurus’ lived in which country during the Cretaceous?

USA
England
Germany
France

Which of the following is NOT a dinosaur?

Laellynasaura
Rugops
Dsungaripterus
Archaeopteryx

The perissodactyla is a class of what animals?

Elephants
Dinosaurs
Hyenas
Rhinoceros

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.

The prehistoric elephant ‘Gomphotherium’ has...

Three tusks.
Four tusks.
Two tusks.

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

Tyrannosaurs.
Stegosaurs.
Mosasaurs.

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

Megalosaurus
Tyrannosaurus
Attenborosaurus
Marshosaurus

Which of the following is NOT a form of palaeontology?

Palaeobotany
Palaeoecology
Archaeology
Palaeobiology

Which of the following is no longer a dinosaur?

Saurophaganax
Troodon
Apatosaurus
Abelisaurus

On a dinosaur, where are the chevrons found?

Above the sacral vertebrae
Beneath the cervical vertebrae
Above the dorsal vertebrae
Beneath the caudal vertebrae

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

The genus ‘Ursus’ is attributed to what species?

spelaea
rex
spelaeus
sastrei
maximus

What were the last two stages of the Cretaceous period?

Campanian, Tithonian.
Ordovician, Campanian.
Campanian, Maastrichtian.
Tithonian, Maastrichtian.

The incisor teeth are located where in mammals?

Between the canines.
After the molars.
Between the canines and the molars.

Crocodiles are descended from dinosaurs.

True
False