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Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:05 pm

Étienne de Flacourt, a French governor of Madagascar in the 1640s and 1650s, mentions an ostrich-like bird said to inhabit unpopulated regions. The explorer and traveler Marco Polo also mentions very large birds in accounts of his journeys to the East during the 13th and 14th centuries.

What were these birds called?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:18 pm

Elephant Birds?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:56 pm

Grantmissy wrote:Elephant Birds?


:thumbs_up: Grantmissy, you are on the ball. :clap:

"Elephant birds are members of the extinct family Aepyornithidae. Elephant birds were large to enormous, flightless birds that once lived on the island of Madagascar, which lies about 420 km (260 mi) off the southeast coast of Africa. They became extinct, probably in the 17th or 18th century, for reasons that are unclear, although human activity is the suspected cause. Elephant birds comprised the genera Mullerornis and Aepyornis. Aepyornis was among the heaviest of birds (the extinct Dromornis stirtoni of Australia reached a similar weight). While they were in close geographical proximity to the ostrich, elephant birds' closest living relatives are kiwis, arguing that ratites did not diversify by vicariance during the breakup of Gondwana but instead evolved from more recent ancestors that dispersed by flying".


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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:09 pm

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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:35 am

Which pig (hog) once resided in South Africa and is now extinct?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:15 am

Grantmissy :) What a question. :clap:
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:27 am

Clue: This extinct animal was once found in the Cape of Good Hope.
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:49 am

The Cape warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus aethiopicus)?
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Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:54 am

Yes, Philip you are correct :thumbs_up:
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:00 am

Grantmissy wrote:Yes, Philip you are correct :thumbs_up:

:thumbs_up: Come on where is everyone? It is an Open Quiz.
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Unread post by Rooies » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:07 pm

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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:12 am

What animal, due to humans, was finally recognized as being in danger of becoming extinct in 1936, and became extinct the same year?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:32 am

The Tasmanian Tiger?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:58 am

Grantmissy wrote:The Tasmanian Tiger?

Grantmissy... :clap: :thumbs_up:

"Commonly known as the Tasmanian Tiger, the Thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. Virtually wiped out in the wild due to constant hunting (they were thought to be a threat to sheep and other small farm animals) and the encroachment of humans on their already limited habitat the Thylacine was finally recognized as being in danger of becoming extinct in 1936, too little, too late as that same year the last Thylacine, named Benjamin, died on 7 September as the result of neglect — locked out of its sheltered sleeping quarters and exposed to freezing temperatures at night in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania".
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:08 am

Thank you Philip. Sad about the Tasmanian Tiger, in particular Benjamin.

The last remaining tree of this genus died in the wild in the 1990’s on the Island of Saint Helena. Which tree was it?
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