|Lifespan||40 - 70|
|Medical Dart Resistance||22|
Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:
|Dig Sites||Fossil Quality||Fossil Quantity||Locations||Duration||Cost|
|Judith River Formation||1||1||North America | USA | Montana||02:00||$60,000|
|Prince Creek Formation||1||1||North America | USA | Alaska||02:00||$60,000|
|Duration||02:10 - 02:25|
The name 'Troodon', Greek for 'wounding tooth', is derived from their venomous serrated teeth. The Troodon would stalk its victims after biting; the toxins in its saliva cause hallucinations, followed by paralysis and finally brain death.
The first identified Troodon fossil was a single tooth discovered in the Judith River Formation in 1856. Troodon has proved difficult to classify; first identified as a small lizard, then a pachycephalosaur. Almost 100 years after the first tooth was discovered, Troodon was re-classified as a theropod due to its dentitional similarity to other known carnivores.
The location of known Troodon fossils suggests it would favor cooler, possibly Arctic areas.