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Adasaurus Dinosaur
Adasaurus Dinosaur

Adasaurus Dinosaur (Ada Lizard) was a bird-like carnivorous dinosaur that lived 70 million years ago, throughout the late Cretaceous Period. (The name comes from the name of a mythological evil demon of Mongolia.)

Adasaurus is found in The Field Museum which was named by Rinchen Barsbold in 1983. It has been described as being very alike to Archeopteryx and its discovery added fuel to the present debate concerning dinosaurs and birds. Only unfinished fossils have been found, all in Mongolia, but based mainly in the Gobi desert region.

At six feet (two meters) long and two feet (.7 meters) tall, normally about he size of a large dog, Adasaurus weighed only 33 pounds (15 kilograms) and may have had feathers. Like Velociraptor dinosaurs, it was bipedal with a big, sickle-like claw on each foot.

Aspects of the Adasaurus dinosaurs pelvis, which is very alike to that of ornithischians, lead some scientists to believe that it is actually more closely connected to birds than to dinosaurs.

Adasaurus facts:
Name: Adasaurus Dinosaur (Ada Lizard)
Size: 6 feet long and 2 feet tall.
Main Facts: Its very likely to that of ornithischians, lead some scientists to believe that it is actually more closely connected to birds than to dinosaurs
Rich resources:
The illustrated encyclopedia of dinosaurs

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Dinosaurs

Author:David Norman
Description:Fantastic illustrations of Adasaurus Pelves, a bird like dinosaurs which is a newly described dromaeosaurid from Mongolia included here for comparison and the detailed examination of the world of dinosaurs, their appearance and families, describing current theories about their extinction and explaining how paleontologists study their fossilized remains.

The map shows the location of Adasaurus dinosaur fossils around the world.

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