4.4" Anzu Raptor Phalanx - Montana


This is a rare phalanx 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 4.4" in length and in wonderful condition. There is some minor crack fill near the middle of the bone and a small amount of restoration due to erosion on one edge of one end. Comes with a Riker mount display case.

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.
Anzu wyliei
Powder River County, Montana
Hell Creek Formation
4.4" long
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