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 ago, and whose fossilized remains were dug up from a section of the Hell Creek Formation between North and South Dakota (hence the name). Details about the creature were detailed in a paper published today, and co-authored by researchers from the Smithsonian, the University of Utah, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which currently houses the fossils.

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