(named after the borogoves in Lewis Carrol’s poem Jabberwocky).
Named By: H. Osmolska - 1987.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Troodontidae.
Species: B. gracilicrus (type).
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.
- 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.