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500-Pound “Chicken from Hell” Dinosaur Once Roamed North America

Skeleton of Anzu wyliei

It stood 11.5-feet tall and tipped the scales at perhaps 500 pounds, with the body of a raptor, the head of a chicken and the crest of a cassowary; it sported big sharp claws and, probably, feathers. That’s the picture emerging from three fossil skeletons that paleontologists say represent a dinosaur species new to science: [...]

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