Image: Troodon, head

Troodon, head

Troodon, illustration of head showing prominent eyes.

Anne Musser
© Australian Museum


Troodon had large eyes that may have provided good night-vision. It may also have used acute hearing to locate prey, as it had extremely enlarged middle ear cavities and one ear located higher on the skull than the other. The latter is unusual and found only in some living owls.

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