- Anzy Wyliei
- Cretaceous Age
- Harding County, South Dakota
- Specimen measures approx. 1 5/16″ long and will come in the 3.25″ x 4.25″ Riker Mount with Label as Shown
Anzu (named for Anzû, a feathered demon in ancient Mesopotamian mythology) is a genus of large oviraptorosaurian dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous (66 million years ago) of North Dakota and South Dakota, US. The type species is Anzu wyliei.
In 2015, the International Institute for Species Exploration names it as one of the “Top 10 New Species” for new species discovered in 2014.
Anzu wyliei is characterized by a toothless beak, a prominent crest, long arms ending in slender, relatively straight claws, long powerful legs with slender toes, and a relatively short tail. Anzu measured about 3 metres (9.8 ft) to 3.5 metres (11 ft) long, up to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) tall at the hips and 200 kilograms (440 lb) to 300 kilograms (660 lb) in weight, and was the largest North American oviraptorosaur.