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What's Your Favorite Dinosaur? New Poll Yields Not-So-Surprising Result

An Indian child plays with a park staff member wearing a dinosaur costume at the Adlabs Imagica theme park at Sangewadi some
An Indian child plays with a park staff member wearing a dinosaur costume at the Adlabs Imagica theme park at Sangewadi some 100 kms south-east of Mumbai on April 20, 2013. India's most elaborate theme park opened this week with special-effect Hindu gods and Bollywood-themed rides, aiming to tap a thirst for family entertainment among the country's rising middle-class. Adlabs Imagica, which cost about USD 294 million to create, opened its doors to the public on Thursday between the western cities of Mumbai and Pune, with capacity for 10,000 to 15,000 visitors a day. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

What's your favorite dinosaur? Do you love the carnivorous T. Rex, with its massive head and tiny hands? Or is the spiky stegosaurus more your style?

It's hard to pick a favorite, but that's exactly what we asked people who participated in our recent poll to do.

HuffPost Science picked five of the most charismatic dinos and pitted them against one another to see who would come out on top. Pick your favorite below, and you can see how YOUR selection compares to other HuffPost readers, and YouGov's pool of people across America.

Need a little more info before you make your decision? Check out how the dinos stack up side-by-side below. Did you know that the apatosaurus weighed 2,000 times as much as the velociraptor? Or that the stegosaurus lived millions of years before the T. Rex?

The HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted Oct. 1-2 among 1,000 U.S. adults using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. Factors considered include age, race, gender, education, employment, income, marital status, number of children, voter registration, time and location of Internet access, interest in politics, religion and church attendance.

The Huffington Post has teamed up with YouGov to conduct daily opinion polls. You can learn more about this project and take part in YouGov's nationally representative opinion polling.

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