“Personally, I don’t think the Troodon gets as much respect as it should. It’s one of those dinosaurs that seems like an evolutionary bridge… stuck in time and transition. The platypus of its day. And now, ours. It’s also incredibly interesting to study and display, so make the most of this animal.
— Isaac Celement
Troodon is a potentially dubious small bird-like theropod. It has very long legs with specialized feet, in which the middle long bone was pinched out at the top to form a shock-absorbing wedge. This allowed it to run very fast. Troodon had very large eyes that faced mostly forward, so that it could focus better. It is famous for having one of the largest brains (for its body size) of any dinosaur making it the most intelligent.
Troodon had a jaw full of many small teeth, but they were not like the teeth of typical meat-eaters. Instead of little serrations running up and down the back of the teeth (as in most meat-eaters), there were larger bumps running along the side, as in many plant-eating dinosaurs and lizards. Some paleontologists speculate that Troodon may have eaten not only small animals, lizards, and baby dinosaurs, but also insects, eggs, and even plants.
Paleontologist Dave Varricchio discovered the first Troodon nest. Like oviraptorosaurs and ground-dwelling birds, Troodon would make a nest on the ground. It would then curl up on top of the nest to brood its eggs. In 2017, specimens of Troodon were re-categorized into either Stenonychosaurus or the recently created genus of Latenivenatrix.
How to unlock Troodon in Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Collection?
Open up your Jurassic World Facts app, press the Scan button and point it towards the DNA code here:
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Attack Pack Troodon Figure DNA Scan Code
1 meter (3 feet)
3 meters (10 feet)
50 kilograms (110 lbs)