Dinosaur Trivia Questions And Answers
Dinosaurs were a diverse group of
animals that first
appeared during the Triassic period, 231.4 million years ago, and were around
for how long?
A: 135 million years.
The frills and crests of some dinosaurs, like the theropods
were likely used for sexual or aggressive displays, although little is known
about dinosaur what?
A: Mating and territorialism.
Theropods engaged in active aggressive confrontations as
revealed by what?
A: Bites and head wounds.
What event led to the extinction of most dinosaur groups at
the close of the Mesozoic Era?
A: The Cretaceous–Paleocene extinction.
Using fossil evidence, how many species of non-avian
dinosaurs have paleontologists identified?
A: Over 1,000 different species.
Every continent has evidence of dinosaurs by both extant
species and what?
A: Fossil remains.
Some dinosaurs were herbivorous, others were what?
Elaborate display structures such as Horns or crests and
other elaborate display structures are common to what?
A: All dinosaur groups.
It is thought that building nests and "what "are also
traits shared by all dinosaurs?
A: Laying eggs.
The largest sauropod dinosaurs may have grown to lengths of
58 190 feet and heights of 30 feet, but many dinosaurs were what?
A: Small, some no bigger than a chicken.
What does the word dinosaur mean?
A: Terrible lizard.
Through the first half of the 20th century most of the
scientific community believed that dinosaurs were sluggish and what?
The latest research however, suggests that dinosaurs were
active animals with elevated metabolisms and numerous adaptations for what?
A: Social interaction.
In the Gobi Desert in 1971, dinosaur fossils were
discovered that showed a Velociraptor attacking a what?
Which kind of dinosaurs were the largest and heaviest?
During the era of the dinosaur, the smallest sauropods were
the "what" in their habitat?
A: Biggest animal.
Giant prehistoric mammals like the Paraceratherium were
dwarfed by the giant what?
Only modern "what" approach or surpass sauropods in size?
Cannibalism amongst some species of dinosaurs was confirmed
by tooth marks found where?
A: Madagascar in 2003.
Only a tiny percentage of animals ever do what?
Most of the fossils that are recovered are just bits and
pieces of bones, not complete skeletons, and fossil impressions soft tissues are
The tallest and heaviest dinosaur known from good skeletons
is Giraffatitan brancai which used to be classified as a species of what?
How long is longest complete dinosaur skeleton , the
diplodocus discovered in Wyoming in the United States?
A: 89 feet.
What is the name of largest known carnivorous dinosaur
which could be up to 60 feet long and weight up to 18,000 pounds?
Except for birds, the smallest dinosaurs were about the
size of what?
The smallest non-avialan dinosaurs were those theropods
most closely related to what?
Some behaviors which are common in birds, and crocodiles,
were also common among what?
Tracks of thousands of herbivores indicate that duck-bill
dinosaurs may have moved in large herds, like the what?
A: Buffalo or the African Springbok.
Dinosaurs laid amniotic eggs with hard shells made mostly
of calcium carbonate and were usually laid in a what?
Many non-avialan dinosaurs often laid eggs in communal
nests and the males incubated the what?
When laying eggs, females dinosaurs grew a type of bone
between the hard outer bone and the marrow of their limbs called what?
A: Medullary bone, which is rich in calcium and used to make eggshells.
The discovery of medullary bone in a Tyrannosaurus rex
skeleton allowed paleontologists to establish the "what:" of a fossil dinosaur
It seems from the fossil record, that all dinosaurs cared
for their young either before or shortly after the eggs what?