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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Theropoda
  (unranked) Coelurosauria
  Infraorder Deinonychosauria
  Family Dromaeosauridae
  Subfamily Dromaeosaurinae
  Genus Adasaurus
Adasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived in Mongolia during the late Cretaceous period, about 74 to 65 million years ago.

Adasaurus was about 6 to 8 feet (2 to 2.5 meters) long, and probably weighed about 33 pounds (15 kilograms).

Adasaurus was closely related to Dromaeosaurus, and like its relative, was a predator but may also have relied on scavenging. Also like Dromaeosauruswas equipped with a sharp curved claw on each of its hind feet


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Adasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 74 to 65 million years ago

Adasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 74 to 65 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Adasaurus:
  1. Adasaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Adasaurus" means "Ada's lizard" "Ada" refers to an evil spirit of Mongolian mythology.

  3. Adasaurus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Adasaurus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Adasaurus was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Adasaurus was not itself an ancestor of birds).

  5. Adasaurus lived between about 74 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  6. Adasaurus was one of the dinosaurs which died out during the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction at the end of the Mesozoic Era.

  7. Adasaurus lived in Mongolia.

  8. Adasaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater).

  9. Adasaurus was about 6 to 8 feet (2 to 2.5 meters) long.

  10. Adasaurus weighed about 33 pounds (15 kilograms).

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