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1. In 1677, Robert Plot described a femur that was found in England. What did he conclude that it was?
2. The first pterosaur known to science was discovered in modern-day Germany in the 18th century. What species was the perfectly preserved skeleton from?
3. Mary Anning (and her family) were famous fossil hunters in nineteenth century England. The discovery of which marine reptile helped to put her in the limelight?
4. Which Iguanodon body part helped scientist Gideon Mantell to realise that dinosaurs were reptiles?
5. The Archaeopteryx was thought to be the missing link between dinosaurs and which modern class of animals?
6. One man contributed a stunning number of fossils to the American Museum of Natural History. In 1902, he was the first person to discover a partial skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex. Named after a famous circus showman, who was this fossil hunter?
7. In 1964, John Ostrom revolutionised the field of palaeontology. What did he do?
8. In 1996, a Sinosauropteryx fossil was found with clear traces of feathers. Where was this feathered dinosaur found?
9. In 2010, a study led by Jakob Vinther was able to identify the colour of dinosaurs. What did they analyse in order to determine the colours?
10. A Coelurosaur tail was found by Lida Xing in Myanmar in 2016. What was it preserved inside?
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