Meaning - Troodon means “wounding tooth”
Length - 6.5-11.5 ft (2-3.5 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Late Cretaceous period, about 76-70 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED||
Fossils have been found in Canada (Alberta) and USA (Montana and Wyoming), North America.
The first Troödon fossil was discovered by Ferdinand V. Hayden in 1855. Many teeth, 20 skeletons, and elongated eggs (some located in dirt nests) with embryos have been found.
Troodon 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 fast-moving, light-weight predator that walked on two long legs. It had serrated teeth, long, slim jaws, and a stiff tail.