List of U.S. state dinosaurs Article

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This is a list of U.S. 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". All U.S. states also have a state bird, the direct evolutionary descendants of dinosaurs. [1]

List of dinosaurs for states in the US

State or Territory Dinosaur Image Date
Arizona Sonorasaurus thompsoni Sonorasaurus thompsoni.jpg 2018 [2]
Arkansas Arkansaurus fridayi 2017 [3]
California Augustynolophus morrisi Augustynolophus NT.jpg 2017 [4]
Colorado Stegosaurus armatus Stegosaurus BW.jpg 1982-04-28 [5]
Connecticut Dilophosaurus sp. 07/10/2017 [6]
District of Columbia Capitalsaurus Capitalsaurus.jpg 1998 [7]
Iowa Tyrannosaurus rex Tyrannosaurus.jpg 1992 [8]
Maryland Astrodon johnstoni Astrodon johnstoni .jpg 1998 [9]
Missouri Hypsibema missouriensis 2004 [10]
New Jersey Hadrosaurus foulkii HADROSAURUS.jpg 1991 [11]
Oklahoma Acrocanthosaurus atokensis Acrocanthosaurus skeleton (1).jpg 2006
Texas Paluxysaurus jonesi Sauroposeidon dinosaur.svg 2009 (replaced Pleurocoelus which was state dinosaur 1997–2009) [12]
Utah Utahraptor ostrommaysorum Utahraptor updated.png 2018 [13]
Wyoming Triceratops horridus Triceratops BW.jpg 1994 [14]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Chiappe, Luis M. (April 16, 2009). "Downsized Dinosaurs: The Evolutionary Transition to Modern Birds". Evolution: Education and Outreach. 2: 248. doi: 10.1007/s12052-009-0133-4.
  2. ^ "Sonorasaurus officially named Arizona's state dinosaur". KTAR.com. 2018-04-11. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  3. ^ Chandler, Angela (22 February 2017). "Official State Dinosaur". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  4. ^ Blume, Howard (23 September 2017). "California gets its own official state dinosaur". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ "Archives -".
  6. ^ Altimari, Daniela. "Bill Naming State Dinosaur Signed by the Governor". courant.com. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  7. ^ "Official Dinosaur Designation Act of 1998, Bill 12-538". Archived from the original on 2006-09-28.
  8. ^ "Iowa State Dinosaur".[ permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Astrodon johnstoni, Maryland State Dinosaur".
  10. ^ RSMo 10.095
  11. ^ "NJ Legislation on State Dinosaur".
  12. ^ Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Texas State Symbols. July 1, 2010. Accessed November 25, 2010.
  13. ^ Cathcart, Preston (2018-02-16). "Utahraptor bill sails through House committee". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  14. ^ "Wyoming Facts and Symbols - State of Wyoming".

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