Name: Borogovia ‭(‬named after the borogoves in Lewis Carrol’s poem Jabberwocky‭)‬.
Phonetic: Boh-ro-go-ve-ah.
Named By: H.‭ ‬Osmolska‭ ‬-‭ ‬1987.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Troodontidae.
Species: B.‭ ‬gracilicrus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains,‭ ‬but roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nemegt Formation.
Time period: Campanian/Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial hind legs.

       Borogovia is a genus of troodontid dinosaur that lived in Mongolia during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬As a troodont,‭ ‬Borogovia would have been a predator,‭ ‬certainly capable of taking down smaller prey animals‭ ‬by itself.‭ ‬Also like other troodonts,‭ ‬Borogovia had a specialised second toe,‭ ‬but unlike them,‭ ‬the claw was not sickle shaped but flatter and shorter.‭ ‬It has been speculated that Borogovia may have adapted this in order to make up for inherent weaknesses stemming from the underdeveloped third toe.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Borogovia gracilicrus gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬n.,‭ ‬a new troodontid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬32‭(‬1-2‭)‬:133-150.‭ ‬-‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Osmolska‭ ‬-‭ ‬1987.


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