Chicken from hell dinosaur: Paleontologists name oviraptorosaur Anzu wyliei.

It’s Not Hard to See Why This Dinosaur Is Nicknamed the “Chicken From Hell”

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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