Scientists unveil new dinosaur dubbed the 'chicken from hell'

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:29am

Paleontologists unveiled a new dinosaur and scientists have nicknamed it the "chicken from hell." The new dinosaur's proper name is "Anzu Wyliei."

The discovery was announced in the scientific journal "Plos One", Journal of the Public Library of Science. Scientists say you can think of it as a "really weird-looking bird," but this "bird" weighed about 500 pounds, stood about ten feet high and had very large hands with sharp claws.

Scientists say the Anzu ate small animals, vegetation and possibly eggs. A team of Paleontologists made the discovery after piecing together skeletal remains from three different sites in North and South Dakota. A replication of its skeleton is on display inside Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum.


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