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September 15, 2023

Dinosaur bones of juvenile dinosaur Iani smithi

Drawers displaying the bones of a juvenile ornithopod dinosaur named Iani smithi are among the collections housed at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Researchers recovered most of the dinosaur's skeleton — including skull, vertebrae and limbs — from Utah's Cedar Mountain Formation.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant EAR 1925973.]

Learn more in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences news story New Dino, 'Iani,' Was Face of a Changing Planet. (Date of image: 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 15, 2023)

Credit: National Geographic/Mark Thiessen and Becky Hale (Available under Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-NC )

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