A newly discovered birdlike feathered dinosaur with sharp claws and a tall crest on its head is the biggest of its kind found in North America. Nicknamed the “chicken from hell,” the fossilized remains announced Wednesday were found by a team that includes a University of Utah researcher. The findings also shed light on the creature’s mysterious genetic relatives.
Read more about this giant ‘chicken’ in this great article from NPR:
The 500-Pound ‘Chicken From Hell’ Likely Ate Whatever It Wanted
For the past decade, dinosaur scientists have been puzzling over a set of fossil bones they variously describe as weird and bizarre. Now they’ve what animal they belonged to: a bird-like creature they’re calling “the chicken from hell.”