Anzu wyliei is his name, and being a giant chicken-looking, velociraptor hybrid is his game.
Matt Lamanna and several fellow paleontologist buddies recently unveiled the new creature! The dinosaur is basically an ostrich/raptor that weighed around 600-pounds.
OK, so we're guessing "adorable" might not be the right word here. But it's still a lot less scary than a full-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex!!!
Scientist believe they have discovered a brand new species of dinosaur stemming from a dig in Alaska back in 2006! Measuring about 2 meters tall, they initially believed they had stumbled upon the bones of a young tyrannosaur. However, with further inspection they found that it had a lot of the same characteristics of an adult!!
Ron Tykoski works on fossils at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas and spoke out about the amazing discovery:
Do you remember the scene (above) from Jurassic Park??
Of course you do! How could anyone forget an opening like that? The whole movie's vibe is masterfully set up in such a short snippet, and then plays out just like we all fear!
Now, who wouldn't want a reminder of that fear in their own back yard?
That EXACT raptor crate prop used in the movie is now on eBay, which you can bid on HERE!
It's just too bad the bidding is up to $99k+ dollars. Still… if we all pool our money together! Because the RAPTOR IS STILL INSIDE.
We can do this!
See more pics AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Field Museum scientists have found a new "top predator" dinosaur in Utah!
This is really cool because this dino, dubbed Siats meekerorum, is a precursor to the T-Rex.
Siats was around tens of millions of years before the T-Rex and is part of the allosauroids' megaraptor subgroup. That sounds like it's an allosaurus (basically a T-rex) mixed with a giant velociraptor.
So basically just super terrifying!
At 4-tons and 30-feet-tall, Siats is the third-largest
Congrats Tyrannosaurus Rex, we just found a new member of your family!
Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science have published a paper describing the new species of dinosaur: Lythronax argestes.
The name translates to the King of Gore and that's just terrifying!
One of the researchers said:
The most interesting type of science is platypus science!
Everyone knows this!
So it's super inneresting to learn that the largest platypus ever known used to roam Australia 15 million years ago!
A team of paleontologists out of the University of New South Wales in Australia found the new species, dubbed Obdurodon tharalkooschild.
The animal is now thought to have been able to grow to twice the size of a modern platypus, larger than previously estimated.
The craziest part is it's all based off of one single fossilized molar!
That's super impressive! Way to go, science!!
Check out the video (above) to learn a little bit more about this new find!
Of course Nicolas Cage has a dino skull!
OF COURSE HE DOES.
After outbidding Leonardo DiCaprio back in 2007 for the 67-million-year-old fossil in an auction, it turns out it might be an illegal import!
The skull is from a Tyrannosaurus bataar, a native to Mongolia and close relative of the T-Rex.
Nic bought the skull for