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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
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?