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Borogovia (Julio Lacerda)


Borogovia (after the borogoves in Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky); pronounced BORE-oh-GO-vee-ah


Plains of central Asia

Historical Period:

Late Cretaceous (70-65 million years ago)

Size and Weight:

About 6 feet long and 25 pounds



Distinguishing Characteristics:

Small size; bipedal stance; probably feathers


About Borogovia:

Borogovia is one of those obscure dinosaurs that's more notable for its name than for any other feature. This small, probably feathered theropod, which appears to have been closely related to Troodon, was christened after the borogoves in Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem Jabberwocky ("all mimsy were the borogoves...") Since Borogovia was "diagnosed" based on a single fossilized limb, it's possible that it may eventually be reassigned as a species (or individual) of a different dinosaur genus.

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