List of U.S. state dinosaurs

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This is a list of U.S. state dinosaurs in the United States, including the District of Columbia. Many states also have dinosaurs as state fossils, but this list only includes those that have been officially designated as "state dinosaurs".

List of dinosaurs for states in the US[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sonorasaurus officially named Arizona's state dinosaur". 2018-04-11. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  2. ^ Chandler, Angela (22 February 2017). "Official State Dinosaur". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ Blume, Howard (23 September 2017). "California gets its own official state dinosaur". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ "Archives -".
  5. ^ Altimari, Daniela. "Bill Naming State Dinosaur Signed by the Governor". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  6. ^ "Official Dinosaur Designation Act of 1998, Bill 12-538". Archived from the original on 2006-09-28.
  7. ^ "Astrodon johnstoni, Maryland State Dinosaur". Archived from the original on 2006-01-04. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
  8. ^ "RSMo 10.095". Archived from the original on 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2011-01-04.
  9. ^ "NJ Legislation on State Dinosaur".
  10. ^ Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Texas State Symbols. July 1, 2010. Accessed November 25, 2010.
  11. ^ Cathcart, Preston (2018-02-16). "Utahraptor bill sails through House committee". Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  12. ^ "Wyoming Facts and Symbols - State of Wyoming".

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