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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Troodontidae — medium-sized carnivorous theropod dinosaur with a large brain (relatively to other dinosaurs), large eyes, long legs, and a retractable claw shaped like a farmer's sickle on the second toe of each hind foot, used for slashing at prey.

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  • It's generally believed that a small species of dromaeosaurid (Velociraptor was one) called Troodon had the largest brain-to-body size ratio of all dinos, and probably had cat-like intelligence.

    Dinosaur Built (and Named) Like a Tank » E-Mail

  • But as brains go, Troodon was probably at or near the top of the class in its time. ted

    Dinosaur Built (and Named) Like a Tank

  • But as brains go, Troodon was probably at or near the top of the class in its time. ted

    Dinosaur Built (and Named) Like a Tank » E-Mail

  • It's generally believed that a small species of dromaeosaurid (Velociraptor was one) called Troodon had the largest brain-to-body size ratio of all dinos, and probably had cat-like intelligence.

    Dinosaur Built (and Named) Like a Tank

  • And Troodon was a dinosaur with incomparable brainpower.

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  • The researchers matched the teeth to a Troodon, a raptor-like dinosaur about two metres in length.

    Competition May Have Led To New Dinosaur Species | Impact Lab

  • The Invicta Troodon at far right is another customised model, hand painted.

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  • While part of the article discussed how a life-sized model Stenonychosaurus (presently regarded as a junior synonym of Troodon) was reconstructed and made, the rest was devoted to a thought experiment in which Russell & Séguin (1982) reconstructed a hypothetical ‘evolved’ troodontid that had reached an encephalisation quotient similar to that of humans.

    Dinosauroids revisited

  • The Invicta Troodon at far right is another customised model, hand painted.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • While part of the article discussed how a life-sized model Stenonychosaurus (presently regarded as a junior synonym of Troodon) was reconstructed and made, the rest was devoted to a thought experiment in which Russell & Séguin (1982) reconstructed a hypothetical ‘evolved’ troodontid that had reached an encephalisation quotient similar to that of humans.

    Archive 2006-11-01

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