Project Description

“Fran”  is an Acrocanthosaurus, a large meat-eating theropod that lived 110 million years ago in the Early Cretaceous. The original Fran was excavated from southeastern Oklahoma, and now resides in the North Carolina Museum in Raleigh. We have replicas of her skull and arm on display in the lobby. In Fran’s complete skeleton, there is evidence of what was probably a near fatal hunting accident: a punctured shoulder blade and several broken ribs that had healed.