Hell Creek Discovery

This reconstruction shows the skull of Anzu wyliei / Photo by James Di Loreto, Smithsonian Insitution
March 20, 2014
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This reconstruction shows the skull of Anzu wyliei / Photo by James Di Loreto, Smithsonian Insitution

This reconstruction shows the skull of Anzu wyliei, including its large toothless beak, which suggests that the species may have been omnivorous. The new species was identified by a team of Smithsonian scientists in collaboration with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and University of Utah from three partial skeletons collected from the Hell Creek Formation, providing detailed evidence of North American oviraptorosaurs for the first time. (Photo by James Di Loreto / Smithsonian Insitution)