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Troodon formosus by CamusAltamirano Troodon formosus by CamusAltamirano
Name: »wounding tooth«

Length: 2 m

Height: 1 m

Weight: 60 kg

Diet: carnivore

Time: Cretaceous (75-65 MYA)

Location: North America

Troodon (or Tro-odon in older sources) is a genus of relatively small, bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (75-65 mya). Discovered in 1855, it was among the first dinosaurs found in North America.

Its name (pronounced “TROE-odon”) is Greek for “wounding tooth”, referring to the dinosaur’s teeth, which bore prominent serrations. These “wounding” serrations, however, have similarities to those of herbivorous reptiles, and suggest an omnivorous diet.
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troodon9999 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ever since paleontologists speculate that troodons probably had feathers, all pictures I've seen of them have gotten more and more feathery.  Yours is the most feathery I've seen so far (my avatar was made back when they thought troodons were bald lol).  I like it.  I need to get a new avatar made with more feathers one of these days.  Troodons are definitely one of the more "birdy" dinosaurs.

A lot have suggested that the troodon's teeth may be indicative of an omnivore rather than a carnivore.  It would be well suited to both.
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MasterofAeons Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Damn troodons.
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CamusAltamirano Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
is that from Jurassic Park the game?
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MasterofAeons Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
No, but it's my reaction from playing Jurassic Park: The Game.
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FrostyWaters Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Lol
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the gleering eye here! :thumbsup:
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my fave theropods :) Good job.
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