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A mounted replica skeleton of the new oviraptorosaurian dinosaur species Anzu wyliei on display in the Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in this handout image courtesy of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Scientists identified a dinosaur called Anzu wyliei on March 19, 2014, from fossils found in North Dakota and South Dakota. REUTERS/Carnegie Museum of Natural History/Handout via Reuters

Weird ‘Chicken from Hell’ dinosaur lived alongside T. Rex in what is now Dakotas

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WASHINGTON — If you’re a dinosaur with a nickname as funky as “the chicken from hell,” you had better be able to back it up.

A dinosaur called Anzu wyliei that scientists identified on Wednesday from fossils found in North Dakota and South Dakota does just that. It had a head shaped like a bird’s, a toothless beak, an odd crest on its cranium, hands with big sharp claws, long legs for fast running and was probably covered in feathers.

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