List of U.S. state dinosaurs


This is a list of US state dinosaurs in the United States, including the District of Columbia A large number of states also have dinosaurs as state fossils, but this list only includes those that have been officially designated as "state dinosaurs" Maiasaura Montana, Coelophylolsis New Mexico, Saurophaganax Oklahoma, Triceratops South Dakota, and Allosaurus Utah are state fossils[1] In 1998, the legislature of Arizona was unable to decide on a state dinosaur, or indeed a state fossil All US states also have a state bird, which are biologically a subset of dinosaurs

Contents

  • 1 List of Dinosaurs for states in the US
  • 2 See also
  • 3 Notes
  • 4 External links

List of Dinosaurs for states in the US

State or Territory Dinosaur Image Date
Colorado Stegosaurus armatus 1982-04-28[2]
District of Columbia Capitalsaurus 1998[3]
Maryland Astrodon johnstoni 1998[4]
Missouri Hypsibema missouriensis 2004[5]
New Jersey Hadrosaurus foulkii 1991[6]
Oklahoma Acrocanthosaurus atokensis 2006
Texas Paluxysaurus jonesi 2009 replaced Pleurocoelus which was state dinosaur 1997–2009[7]
Wyoming Triceratops 1994[8]

See also

  • List of US state fossils
  • Lists of US state insignia

Notes

  1. ^ State Fossils, Stately Fossils: A Comprehensive Look at the State Fossils and Other Official Fossils, Stephen Brusatte, Fossil News, September 2002, ISBN 0-9724416-2-X
  2. ^ "Archives -" 
  3. ^ "Official Dinosaur Designation Act of 1998, Bill 12-538" 
  4. ^ "Astrodon johnstoni, Maryland State Dinosaur" 
  5. ^ RSMo 10095
  6. ^ "NJ Legislation on State Dinosaur" 
  7. ^ Texas State Library and Archives Commission Texas State Symbols July 1, 2010 Accessed November 25, 2010
  8. ^ "Wyoming Facts and Symbols - State of Wyoming" 

External links

  • "The sort of official state dinosaur page Dinosaur Interplanetary Gazette note that the list includes both "state dinosaurs" and "state fossils"


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