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Troodon Brief Fact Sheet TROODON
"Wounding Tooth"
Troodon Coloring/Information Printout

ANATOMY
Troödon was a human-sized, fast, long-legged bipedal (walked on two legs) meat eater with serrated teeth and long, slim jaws. It may have been the smartest dinosaur, having the largest brain in proportion to its body weight (as smart as a modern bird). It was a theropod 6.5-11.5 ft (2-3.5 m) long, about 3 ft (1 m) tall at the hips; it may have weighed about 110 pounds (50 kg).

This light-weight dinosaur had long hind legs and a stiff tail. Troödon had large eyes and may have had a good sense of hearing. It had a large, sickle-shaped toe claw on its second toe, and smaller ones on the other. It had three long, clawed fingers that were ideal for grasping prey.

WHEN TROODON LIVED
Troödon lived during the late Cretaceous period, about 76-70 million years ago.

DIET AND TEETH
Troodon toothTroödon was a carnivore, a meat eater. It probably ate just about anything it could slash and tear apart with its sharp teeth, long clawed fingers and toes.

INTELLIGENCE
Troödon may have been the smartest dinosaur, having the largest brain in proportion to its body weight (as smart as a modern bird).

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LOCOMOTION
Troödon walked on two slender, bird-like legs; it must have been a fast runner, considering its legs and light weight. When it ran, it rotated its huge middle-toe-claw upwards and ran on the other toes.

DISCOVERY OF FOSSILS
Troödon was discovered by Ferdinand V. Hayden in 1855. Troodon was named in 1856 by Joseph Leidy. Its fossils have been found in Montana and Wyoming, USA, and Alberta, Canada. Elongated Troodon eggs (some located in dirt nests) in nests have been found in Montana, USA

CLASSIFICATION
Troödon belonged to the:


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