2.6" Anzu Raptor Foot Claw - Excellent Condition

 
 
 
 
This is an extremely rare and beautifully preserved foot claw of the recently described 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 its head. The name Anzu refers to a feathered demon in ancient Mesopotamian mythology.

The claw is 2.6" long and is complete except for the very tip. There is no repair or restoration, though we could restore the last 1/8" of the tip upon request.



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
Near Fort Peck, Hill County, Montana
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
2.6" (straightline)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#104755
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