Chicken from hell: 'US scientists unveil skeleton of new bird-like dinosaur' [PressTV]
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The skeleton of a new bizarre bird-like dinosaur has been discovered in the US state of North Dakota. And guess what.. The strange creature is among the largest feathered dinosaurs ever found.
Paleontologists have nicknamed it the "Chicken from hell" which became extinct 66 million years ago. The creature has a bony crest on top of a beaky head and a long tail like a lizard. Scientists from the University of Utah estimate the bird weighs around 225-kilograms, stands 3 meters tall and has large sharp claws .The shape of its jaw suggests that it probably ate a variety of vegetation, small animals, and eggs. The animal was identified from the partial remains of three skeletons collected in North and South Dakota.