The dinosaur ‘chicken from hell’

By Ashley Yeager, 16:57 PM March 19, 2014

A supersized chickenlike reptile with large, sharp claws and a toothless beak is the latest creature to earn the distinction of being called a dinosaur.

The creature is named Anzu wyliei, its genus named after a birdlike demon in Mesopotamian mythology, and the researchers describing the dinosaur jokingly refer to it as a “chicken from hell.” It is the second-largest birdlike, feathered dinosaur behind Gigantoraptor and the largest found in North America. The species probably roamed what are n...

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