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July 7, 2021

CT scan and X-rays of unusual extinct lizard

Computerized tomography scans and X-rays reveal a well-preserved specimen of an unusual extinct lizard that represents a new species in the genus Oculudentavis.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DEB 1657656 and DBI 1701714.]

Learn more in the Florida Museum of Natural History story Study presents new species of bizarre, extinct lizard previously misidentified as a bird. (Date image taken: 2019-2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 7, 2021)

Credit: Image by Edward Stanley, Florida Museum of Natural History, based on CT scans (UTCT and ANSTO) funded by the Peretti Museum Foundation

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