Anzu wyleii

Anzu wyleii

Anzu wyleii  or the "feathered demon" was a very large oviraptor that lived in the upper Cretaceous period (Hell Creek Formation), and was formally described in 2014 (see paper link in product descriptions). Anzu was nicknamed the "Chicken from Hell" since it is among the largest feathered dinosaurs ever found in North America. This dinosaur is characterized by a toothless beak, long arms ending with large claws, and long powerful legs. This raptor was most likely an omnivore feeding on small animals, vegetation, and possibly eggs. The late Cretaceous Anzu oviraptor grew to 13 feet and 600 pounds. Fossil remains include well preserved bones and large claws. Their large claws are highly prized by collectors. These top quality specimens were all legally collected from private lands in the northwestern US. Late Cretaceous, Hell Creek Fm. (or equivalent), 66 MYA. Note - this big Hell Creek Formation oviraptor was previously mis-identified as Chirostenotes.

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  1. Anzu wyleii claw
    $4,950.00

    A rare, Top Quality, EXTRA LARGE Anzu wyleii hand (manus) claw from the Hell Creek Fm. of SE Montana. Another June 2018 Fossil of the Month. Anzu is referred to as the "Chicken from Hell". An exceptional manus claw. Highest quality rich brown color and patina. This specimen has incredible perservation with exceptional surfaces - no pitting, nicks or wear - superb surface articulation! There is some professional restoration which is typical for a big Anzu wyleii manus claw. The tip has a small section repaired and the proximal edge has a small triangular area repaired which starts at the center of proximal surface (see photo). A high quality, collector's claw from one of my favorite collecting sites. Note - 2014 Anzu wyleii description paper attached belowCheck out our selection of top quality Anzu wyleii claws! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., Montana.  Authenticity guaranteed. Museum Quality. One of my favorites! Note - a Riker frame will be included.

    DA01       Size: 3-7/8" (always straightline) (Note - 1-7/8" height at the proximal end!)

    Note - Adding four Anzu wyleii claws in June 2018.       Link to Anzu wyleii claws.

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  2. Anzu wyleii claw
    $3,250.00

    A rare, Top Quality, EXTRA LARGE Anzu wyleii toe (pes) claw from the Hell Creek Fm. of SE Montana. Anzu is referred to as the "Chicken from Hell". An excellent pes claw specimen. Excellent rich brown color and patina. This specimen has very good perservation - no pitting, nicks. There is some professional restoration which is typical for a big Anzu wyleii pes claw. The very top of the proximal edge has some repair and one cracked was filled (see photo). A high quality, collector's claw from the Hell Creek of Montana. Note - 2014 Anzu wyleii description paper attached belowCheck out our selection of top quality Anzu wyleii claws! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. Museum Quality. Note - a Riker frame will be included.

    DA02       Size: 3-1/4" (always straightline) (Note - 1-5/16" height at the proximal end!)

    Note - Adding four Anzu wyleii claws in June 2018.       Link to Anzu wyleii claws.

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  3. Anzu wyleii claw
    $2,250.00

    A rare, Top Quality Anzu wyleii hand (manus) claw from the Hell Creek Fm. of SE Montana. Anzu is referred to as the "Chicken from Hell". An excellent manus claw with no repair. Excellent rich brown color and patina. This specimen has very good perservation - no pitting, nicks or wear. There are two cracks filled which is typical for a Anzu wyleii claw, and there is a small sliver of the proximal end missing due to natural decay. A high quality, collector's claw from the Hell Creek of Montana. Note - 2014 Anzu wyleii description paper attached belowCheck out our selection of top quality Anzu wyleii claws! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. Museum Quality.  Note - a Riker frame will be included.

    DA03       Size: 1-3/4" (always straightline) 

    Note - Adding four Anzu wyleii claws in June 2018.       Link to Anzu wyleii claws.

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  4. Anzu wyleii claw
    $475.00

    A rare, Top Quality Anzu wyleii toe (pes) claw from the Hell Creek Fm. of NE So. Dakota. Anzu is referred to as the "Chicken from Hell". An excellent pes claw with no repair. Excellent rich brown color and patina. This specimen has very good perservation - no pitting, nicks or wear. There are two cracks filled which is typical for a Anzu wyleii claw, and there is a small nick on the tip. A high quality, collector's claw from the Hell Creek of Montana. Note - 2014 Anzu wyleii description paper attached belowCheck out our selection of top quality Anzu wyleii claws! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Harding Co., So. Dakota. Authenticity guaranteed. Museum Quality.  Note - a Riker frame will be included.

    DA04       Size: 1-5/16" (always straightline) 

    Note - Adding four Anzu wyleii claws in June 2018.       Link to Anzu wyleii claws.

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