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Troodon

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Pronounced
TROH-oh-don
Meaning of name
wounding tooth
Length
  2m
Weight
40kg
Teeth
curved, flattened teeth with coarse serrations
Diet
carnivorous
Food
small vertebrates, lizards, mammals
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(74 - 65 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptoria, Troodontidae, Troodon
Named by
Leidy (1856)
Type species
formosus