‘Chicken From Hell’ Is Newest Dino

    UNDATED - In this handout provided by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, an artist's redering depicts a previously unknown bird-like dinosaur that was formally introduced to the scientific community by scientists with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the University of Utah March 19, 2014. Dubbed Anzu wyliei, referring both to a mythological feathered demon and the name of a Carnegie museum trustee's grandson, the seven-foot-tall creature weighed about 500 pounds when it roamed western North America 66 to 68 million years ago.  (Illustration by Mark Klingler/Carnegie Museum of Natural History via Getty Images)

    Mark Klingler/Carnegie Museum of Natural History, via Getty

    A new birdlike species of dinosaur has been discovered, and it’s nightmarish. While its scientific name is technically Anzu wyliei, scientists have dubbed the creature the Chicken from Hell as it was 11 feet in length, and weighed a cool 500 pounds. “It would look like a really absurd, stretched-out chicken,” said paleontologist Emma Schachner of the University of Utah. The three specimens of the beast were found in the Hell Creek Formation at three locations in North and South Dakota. The creature essentially looks like a cross between a velociraptor and an ostrich.

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