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Re: smartest therapods?



Wished I could say "tyrannosaurid", but while they were mental giants compared to carnosaurs, they were lacking in the ol' neurological department compared to maniraptoriforms (ornithomimosaurs, therizinosaurs, alvarezsaurids, oviraptorosaurs,
troodontids, dromaeosaurids, and birds). Of these latter, the first three have relatively small heads to body size (less so in alvarezsaurids than first thought), so their EQ (encephalization quotients) would not be particular big. Troodon comes out pretty
well, but to be fair no oviraptorosaurs or dromaeosaurids were included in those classic studies, and they might be comparable to the troodontids.

Didn't the study that was recently posted to the list dictate that the most intelligent extant birds[by supposed IQ] didn't necessarily have the largest brain-to-body ratio?