3.6" Anzu Raptor Toe Bone - Montana

 
This is a 3.6" long toe point of the giant raptor Anzu wyliei. Dubbed by media as the "chicken from hell" this dinosaur grew up to 11 feet in length and sported a large a prominent crest on it's head. The name Anzu refers to a feathered demon in ancient Mesopotamian mythology.

This bone is 3.6" in length and in excellent condition with very little erosion and just a few minor repairs.

Reconstructed skeleton of the Anzu raptor, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Reconstructed skeleton of the Anzu raptor, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.


The creature's appearance – "big crests on their skulls, a beak, no teeth, and a very bird-like skeleton", and its discovery in the Hell Creek Formation led to it being jokingly nicknamed the "chicken from hell". Matthew Lamanna, who devised the species' name, originally wanted to use a Latin or Greek version of "chicken from hell". However, he found that the nickname did not work so well in those languages.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Anzu wyliei
LOCATION
Carter County, Montana
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
3.6" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#94007
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