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The name Troodon means "Wounding Tooth". It was about 10 feet and up to 3 metres long. It weighed 1,000

pounds, which is half a ton. It was an omnivore, eating meat, eggs, and plants. Troodon was a mystery to paleontologist for a long time. When only its teeth were found, they thought it was a prehistoric lizard. Later scientist thought these leaf-shaped teeth looked like those of pachycephalosaurs, and some people used the name "Troodon" for the dome-headed dinosaur Stegoceras. Eventually, with better fossils, they realized that Troodon was really a coelurosaur. It lived in the Late Cretaceous of U.S.A. and Canada. Troodon might have been the smartest dinosaur ever