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Anzu by Safari


While the first remains of Anzu wyliei were discovered in 1998, it wasn’t until 2014 that the dinosaur was fully studied and described. Prior to Anzu’s discovery, Oviraptorosaurs (members of the order Oviraptorosauria) were known only in Asia. Anzu’s specialized beak indicates that it may have eaten a wide variety of food, from eggs to plants to small animals. With many food options available, oviraptorosaurs like Anzu branched off into many successful, diverse specimens that we now know spanned well beyond Asia and into North America.

Size: 5.19" L x 1.29" W 3.32" H x ( 13.3 cm x 3.3 cm x 8.5 cm )

"Years ago while shooting talking heads for Dinosaur Revolution Matt Lamanna was looking for a name for a new giant Caenagnathid dinosaur he was describing. I suggested Anzu after a Sumerian bird-like demon. A few years later he emailed me and told me that my name won."

- David Krentz