It has just been revealed that researchers have found a strange, birdlike type of dinosaur that was about 11 feet long, weighed close to 500 pounds, had no teeth but did have a beak, a bony crest on its head, lethal claws, strong arms and weak legs, a skinny tail and feathers shooting out all over its body. Officially it has been placed with the species of dinosaurs known as oviraptorosaurs but off the record, it is being called the Chicken from Hell.
Fossils of the dinosaur were discovered in both North and South Dakota. A research study which described and named the bird like dinosaur has been published by scientists from the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History and also a university that is located in Utah.
As for the nickname Chicken from Hell, that is what researchers have been calling the animal even though the oviraptorosaur is not really any sort of chicken or even in the bird family. It is most assuredly a dinosaur, and roamed the Earth at the ending of the Cretaceous time period, which was about 68 million to 65 million years ago.
Emma Schachner, who is a paleontologist at the University of Utah, and also one of the researchers who found the brand new dinosaur, stated that the Chicken from Hell would appear to look like a very ridiculous looking, extremely stretched-out barnyard bird.
Fossils found of three different varieties of the new dinosaur were discovered inside a layer of sedimentary rock with the name Hell Creek Formation in three various locations in the Dakota states. Because of where they were found, that helped aid in the creation of the nickname. But the matter of appearance also played a large part. The oviraptorosaur had the look that it could tear a person from stem to stem or just peck him or her to pieces. It is believed that once an individual had the chance to see this kind of dinosaur, it would always be considered the Chicken from Hell.
The animal was the largest oviraptorosaur species ever found so far in North America and it makes one think of a giant flightless bird, such as an emu or ostrich. The dinosaur also had numerous biological adaptations, as if evolution helped it along especially well.
The scientific name which has been given to the new oviraptorosaur is Anzu wyliei. Matthew Lamanna, a Carnegie Museum paleontologist and also the chief research study author, along with his team were the ones who figured out how the fossils of the three specimens all went together.
There have not been many dinosaurs discovered from the Cretaceous era. This caused many scientists to believe that dinosaurs had started to already die off when the final blow came in the form of a giant asteroid that hit the Earth close to the Yucatán peninsula.
But this dinosaur has helped to prove that may not be the case entirely. Also too, when individuals happen to imagine what they believe a dinosaur looked like, they think up something like a brontosaurus or a T. rex. But when they think up a bird, they imagine a a robin, eagle, sparrow or chicken. This animal, Anzu wyliel, had a mixture of features from each of these groups, so it gives a very nice linkage inside the evolutionary chain. But there is no evidence the Chicken from Hell made any clucking sounds.
It has just been revealed to the public that scientists have found a strange, birdlike type of dinosaur that was about 11 feet long, weighed close to 500 pounds, had no teeth but did have a beak, a bony crest on its head, lethal claws, strong arms and weak legs, a skinny tail and feathers shooting out all over its body. Officially it has been placed with the species of dinosaurs known as oviraptorosaurs but off the record, it is being called the Chicken from Hell.
By Kimberly Ruble