Anzu Wyliei, The ‘Chicken Hell’ Ancient Mysterious Bird

According to Dr. Lamanna, dinosaur Anzu Wyliei is distant relative of Caenagnathid and the most complete ever found. After nearly a century, scientists finally have a complete fossil that looks like a bird, and even the odd shape of the species that have ever imagined. Its size is estimated to 11 meters, Anzu Wyliei species resembles a giant bird, more typically seen in theropod like the T-Rex.
The end jaw has a toothless beak and its head height, the top of the round shape similar to a cassowary bird. Neck and hind legs look long and slender, comparable with ostrich or cassowary bird. Although the fossil specimens were discovered only bones, but according to scientists Anzu Wyliei close relatives had feathers. Anzu thought to have sharp claws and a long tail.
Anatomy Anzu Wyliei give new clues Caenagnathids habitats and environments, although the preferred food remains unknown. Caenagnathids may omnivores like humans, several frameworks that have been found to be in a humid environment. Anzu Wyliei a life full of danger, they share the Cretaceous world with vicious carnivores, such as the T-Rex.
It is evident from the specimens that showed injury to the ribs had been broken and healed. Dr. Schachner said, Anzu Wyliei been able surviving in traumatic, two specimens showed signs of damage that gradually recovered. These injuries may result from a battle between two individuals or a fierce predator attack.


Paleontologists announce discovery of Anzu wyliei, via EurekAlert! 19 March 2014, by Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Journal ref: A New Large-Bodied Oviraptorosaurian Theropod Dinosaur from the Latest Cretaceous of Western North America. PLoS ONE, 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092022
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