Although the first mammals evolved between 245 and 208 million years ago, during the late Triassic period, it would be much, much longer before our species of human, Homo sapien, strolled onto the scene. But just because humans and dinosaurs never lived together doesn’t mean they wouldn’t have gotten along! Take our quiz to find out which dino might have been your BFF.
…Are quick on your feet, you might have challenged the Orinthomimus to a running race. This bird-like biped was found in China during the Cretaceous period and ran at an estimated 40-50 miles per hour!
…Can’t get enough of the beach, you’d probably have enjoyed an ocean swim with an Icthyosaur, a marine reptile found in Canada, Greenland, and Europe in the Triassic period.
…Are ultra-cautious then you’d have had something in common with the slow and steady, Triassic-period Proganochelys – the original turtle who poked his way across Germany.
…Love burgers, steaks, and all things meaty, you might have enjoyed a meal (albeit raw), with the Allosaurus, the biggest meat-eater of the Jurassic period.
…Are small for your size you would have related well to the dainty, chicken-sized Compsognathus, who hopped the fields of Germany, France, and Portugal in the Jurassic period.
…Have a long, elegant neck, you could have shared beauty tips with the Mamenchisaurus, a Chinese dinosaur whose head perched atop a 46-foot-long neck.
…Are always prepared you might have appreciated the Ankyolsaurus, who came armed with bony plates, studs, and spikes on its back.
…Are tall for your age you might have seen eye-to-eye with the 18-foot-high Seismosaurus. Found in New Mexico in the Cretaceous period, it’s thought to be the largest of all the dinosaurs.
…Consider yourself the brainy one of your bunch, you’d have been on par with the Troodon, a North American, Cretaceous period dinosaur with the largest brain-to-body ratio of all the dinos.
… Love to dig, you might have worked side-by-side with the Oryctodromeus, a burrowing dino from the Late Cretaceous Period.
… If you think the more the merrier, you might have enjoyed partying with a pack of Hadrosaurus, a duck-billed dino that roamed through Montana in herds.
Which dino would have been your best buddy? Just imagine the play dates…
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