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Megalania: Quiz


Question 1:
What is the binomial of Megalania?
Varanus priscus
Psychotria forsteriana
Phidippus octopunctatus
Sicalis columbiana

Question 2:
What period does the fossils of the Megalania come from?
Late Pliocene - Late Pleistocene
Early Arenig
Late Pleistocene
Carboniferous - L Permian

Question 3: Megalania ("great roamer"; Greek Μέγας "great" + ἀλαίνω "roam") is a giant ________ goanna or monitor lizard.
Conservation biologyHolocene extinctionEvolutionExtinction

Question 4: Its status as a valid genus remains controversial, with many authors preferring to consider it a junior synonym of ________,[3] which encompasses all living monitor lizards.
Varanus indicusHelodermaMonitor lizardWater monitor

Question 5: It was part of a megafaunal assemblage that inhabited southern ________ during the Pleistocene, and appears to have disappeared around 40,000 years ago.
CanadaUnited KingdomAustraliaBarbados

Question 6: Megalania prisca was originally classified in its own monotypic ________.
GenusBiological classificationSpeciesLife

Question 7: The name Megalania prisca was coined by Sir ________ to mean "Ancient Great Roamer"; the name was intended to "reference to the terrestrial nature of the great Saurian".
Charles DarwinRichard OwenThomas Henry HuxleyIguanodon


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