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Adasaurus mongoliensis

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"(an evil spirit from Mongolian mythology) Lizard"

Describer Barsbold, 1983
Also Known As --
Type of Species mongoliensis
Order Saurischia
SubOrder Theropoda
InfraOrder --
Micro-Order --
Family Dromaeosauridae
Size 6 feet (2 meters) long
Period Late Cretaceous, 80-73 million years ago
Fossilsite Southwestern Mongolia
Diet Carnivore

Adasaurus mongoliensisThis small carnivore is known only from parts of a skull and some skull fragments, it is believed to be similar to the North American Dromaeosaurus. Adasaurus' second toe claw was less imposing than the fearsome , disemboweling claws possessed by its larger relatives. But its "killer claw" was smaller than similar slashing weapons on Deinonychus and Velociraptor.