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1. "People once thought that I had five horns. Technically, I don't, I only have three. The extra horns are actually my pointed cheekbones. My skull measures almost ten feet long, with most of it being made up of my neck frill. I'm a low browser, feeding on bushes close to the ground. Who am I?"
2. "In size and body shape, I resemble the largest modern bird, hence the name 'Ostrich Mimic'. On flat, open ground, my long legs can carry me at speeds of up to fifty miles an hour. Who am I?"
3. "My name means 'Arm Lizard' because my front legs are longer than my back legs. I'm the tallest dinosaur known from a complete skeleton. My long neck allows me to reach high into the treetops, so I can access a food source that's out of reach for many other vegetarians. Who am I?"
4. "I've been known by many other names including Trachodon. I'm able to walk upright on my back legs as well as on all-fours. I have hundreds of small teeth for chewing tough plants. Who am I?"
5. "My name means 'Frightful Lizard'. I'm a smaller relative of the more famous T-Rex, though I have longer arms and bigger teeth. I live alongside two other relatives, Albertosaurus and Gorgosaurus. Who am I?"
6. "I'm a member of the Ankylosaur family. Like my relatives, I'm covered in bony armour and carry a heavy club on the end of my tail, which I use for defence. I'm large, around five metres long and weighing two tonnes. Who am I?"
7. "My name means 'Double Beam'. Most of my twenty-seven metre-long body is made up of my slender neck and my huge tapering tail, which I like to use as a whip for hitting predators that get too close. I'm both a low and high browser. Who am I?"
8. "I was made famous by my appearance in the movie "Jurassic Park", though I was portrayed as having poison glands, an erectile neck-frill and being much smaller than what I really am. I'm one of the few known predatory dinosaurs to display a decorative crest on my head. Who am I?"
9. "I'm one of the best known Prosauropods. I have serrated, leaf-shaped teeth, perfect for shredding the tough leaves of tree ferns and conifers. I measure twenty-seven feet long and weigh between one and four tonnes. Who am I?"
10. "I'm a small Stegosaur from the late Jurassic of Eastern Africa. My most distinguishing features are the narrow plates and spikes on my back. I also have a pair of spikes sticking out of my shoulders. Who am I?"
11. "When I was first discovered in Argentina in 1980, palaeontologists were surprised by my most distinguishing feature. Unlike the majority of my Sauropod cousins, I have dermal armour. I lived towards the end of the Cretaceous. Who am I?"
12. "All dinosaurs are big, right? Wrong! I'm tiny, measuring only three feet long. I spend my days dining on tough vegetation....and keeping an eye out for anyone who might want to eat ME. Who am I?"
13. "I was named for my teeth which are similar in appearance to those of a particular species of modern lizard. When my first skeletal reconstructions were done, many mistakes were made, the most famous being the fact that palaeontologists mistook my spiked thumb for being a nose horn. Who am I?"
14. "A small dinosaur, I'm thought of as being a transitional form between the Ornithopods and the Ceratopsians. When I was first discovered in the early 1920s, I was given the name 'Parrot Lizard' because I have a hard beak like that of a parrot. Who am I?"
15. "A famous painter once depicted me as preying on the early bird, Archaeopteryx, but the problem with this depiction is that, although Archaeopteryx and I lived at the same time, we lived on opposite sides of the world. I'm known from only one skeleton that was discovered in Wyoming, USA, in 1900. Who am I?"
16. "Named in 1921, my most distinguishing feature is the sharp, pointed ridge of bone that projects from the top of my head. I'm a member of the Hadrosaur family, one of the most common groups of late Cretaceous dinosaurs. Who am I?"
17. "I'm a small dinosaur, roughly two metres long. Though I'm classed as a Theropod, I have a beak like a parrot and only two teeth on the top of my mouth. I also have a crest on my head. Unfortunately, I was named for a crime I never committed. Who am I?"
18. "I'm one of the most well-known dinosaurs. Sometimes called 'The Lion of the Jurassic', I'm the largest predator of my day. I have enormous fifteen-centimetre-long claws on my hands and feet. Who am I?"
19. "I'm an unusual Theropod, known only from a handful of bones discovered in Mongolia in 1979. My small pointed teeth have led some scientists to suggest that I'm a fish-eater, though I can't see why a fish-eater would need my horny beak. Who am I?"
20. "I'm a medium-sized Theropod from the late Jurassic of North America. I get my name from the large, stumpy horn on my nose. Unlike the majority of my relatives, I have four-fingered hands and narrow, bony bumps running down the middle of my back. Who am I?"
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