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
"Adasaurus" means "Ada's lizard" "Ada" refers to an evil spirit of Mongolian mythology.
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.
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).
Adasaurus lived between about 74 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.
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