Chicken from hell dinosaur: Paleontologists name oviraptorosaur Anzu wyliei.
It’s Not Hard to See Why This Dinosaur Is Nicknamed the “Chicken From Hell”
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March 21 2014 1:59 PM

The Chicken From Hell

A dinosaur has never had an apter nickname.

In the journal Plos One, scientists report that an 11-foot-long , 500-pound oddity was a kind of oviraptorosaur, two-legged dinosaurs that stalked North America and Central Asia.

The creatures had beaks, skinny legs, giant feet, and likely feathered arms, resembling a modern bird—or more particularly a giant, deranged chicken.


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