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Abilities and Weapons:
speed, teeth, claws, senses
egg thief theropods
Skull Island
First Appearance:
book "The World of Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island" (from 2005)
carnivore (meat and eggs)
became extinct when Skull Island sunk into the ocean

Adlapsusaurus ("sneaky lizard") is a 5-7 feet long species of theropod dinosaur that is found on Skull Island. The animal is described in the book "The World of Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island" (from 2005).


Adlapsusaurus is a theropod with a semi-quadrupedal posture, running on its hind legs but dropping to all fours when resting. When doing so, the creature walks on its knuckles like a gorilla. Adlapsusaurus is brightly colored, with red tones on its head, arms and back. It also has two red crests on its head (similar to Dilophosaurus), positioned one after the other. They are probably used in mating displays or communication. A nest-raider that lived in the jungles of Skull Island, this dinosaur specializes in stealing eggs and will take them whenever possible. Possessing acute hearing and quick reflexes, Adlapsusaurus is willing to raid any nest ranging from those of plains-dwelling Terror Birds to those belonging to Vastatosaurus Rex, which can urinate on their nest piles, but Adlapsusaurus seemed immune to the dire warning given off by the urine. In fact it was drawn to the scent like a dinner bell and specialized in raiding nests, even those of a V-Rex, with quick reflexes and keen hearing gave an advantage to this egg thief making it stealthy enough to retrieve it's prize before retreating to a hidden den to eat. Although it prefered eggs, Adlapsusaurus would not give up a chance to partake of fresh hatchlings. Adlapsusaurus also feeds on small ground birds.