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Researchers dub 66 million-year-old dinosaur discovery the 'chicken from hell'

The Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, and Brontosaurus are the celebrities of the dinosaur world, though none of those have come attached to nicknames quite as memorable as the "chicken from hell." That's the moniker for the Anzu wyliei, a newly-classified dinosaur that lived some 66 million years …

The 500-Pound 'Chicken From Hell' Likely Ate Whatever It Wanted

For the past decade, dinosaur scientists have been puzzling over a set of fossil bones they variously describe as weird and bizarre. Now they've figured out what animal they belonged to: a bird-like creature they're calling "the chicken from hell."<p>There are two reasons for the name.<p>First: If you …

Did losing their tails make birds cock o' the walk?

Dr Vivian Allen explains how attaching false tails to chickens helps us understand both bird and dinosaur locomotion<p><i>This is the first guest post for a while here. Today Dr Vivian Allen of the Royal Veterinary College in London, an expert on dinosaur locomotion, discusses a recent paper that</i> …

'Chicken From Hell' Dinosaur Named

A bird-like dinosaur, which has been called the “chicken from hell” and was some 7 feet tall and 500 pounds when it roamed western North America, finally received a scientific name on Wednesday.<p>The creature was formally introduced to the scientific community as Anzu wyliei. Scientists also …

New "Chicken From Hell" Dinosaur Discovered

The 66-million-year-old feathered dino resembled a giant, demonic bird.<p>A newly discovered dinosaur species that paleontologists have dubbed the "chicken from hell" is among the largest feathered dinosaurs ever found in North America.<p>The 11-foot-long (3-meter-long), 500-pound (225-kilogram) <i>Anzu</i> …