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A small, bipedal, carnivorous dinosaur that lived in the late Cretaceous period. The only known species of this genus is Adasaurus mongoliensis, whose remains were found in southern Mongolia in 1983. It was named after a demon (Ada = evil) in the local mythology, no relation to Lady Lovelace.

From its known fossils, the Adasaurus was probably about 2.5 meters long, and weighed about 15 kilograms. It's obvious from these dimensions that it was quite slim and lightweight, drawing comparisons to the birds it was somewhat closely related to.

Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Tetanurae
Micro-order: Coelurosauria
Family: Dromaeosauridae

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