Troodon goes down in record as potentially being the smartest dinosaur to walk the Earth. This Cretaceous period Theropod was a late Cretaceous marvel and paleontologists believe that this bipedal carnivore was a nocturnal hunter. Researchers suggest that this lightweight Maniraptora was built for speed and its long fingers were likely used to catch and hold small prey items. Let’s take a look at the numbers on Troodon.
The Numbers On Troodon!
The approximated length of Troodon is around 7.9 feet long.
7.9 feet is equal to:
The length of a Pliosaur skull.
The length of an Atlantic bottle nose dolphin.
Approximately the length of a newborn orca.
…and just for fun: equal to the length of the diameter of 114 nickels.
Estimates of Troodon’s weight fall at around 110 pounds.
110 lbs is equal to:
The weight of a fully grown female Rottweiler.
The same weight as a small great Dane.
The weight of an average adult Newfoundland.
…and just for fun: equal to the weight of 88,000 average goose feathers.
Current estimates put the height of Troodon at around 3 feet tall at the hips and around 6 feet in total. There are questions however, as to whether these numbers are accurate.
6 feet is equal to:
The height of a newborn baby giraffe.
The height of the average room divider.
The height of a small ostrich.
…and just for fun: equal to the height of 1180 pennies stacked on top of each other.
Troodon was by far the most intelligent of all dinosaur species according to current research data, you wouldn’t want to play hide and seek with this carnivore!