Borogovia

Borogovia gracilicrus

  • Pronounced:  bore - o - Go - vee - uh

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Borogove"

  • Length:  6 feet (2 m)

  • Height:  2 feet (.7 m)

  • Weight:  Unknown

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 67 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Borogovia was a small meat-eater from Asia that was very closely related to Troodon.

Like its North American cousin, Borogovia would have had a large brain and been a swift hunter. This theory is based mostly on what scientists know about Troodon, however, as only part of one of its legs and most of a foot have been found.

Discovered in 1971, Borogovia was originally described as a species of Saurornithoides, but later study placed it in the Troodon  id family. It appears to have been a more gracile form based on how thin one of the toes appears. There also appears to be a minor pathology that indicates that the type specimen was injured. Like Troodon, Borogovia is categorized as a bird-like dinosaur and may have been feathered.

Borogovia was named after "Borogove", a creature from the Alice in Wonderland fairytale.



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