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Iowa lawmakers: After 500 million years, crinoid fossils deserve recognition. William Petroski, Des Moines register, Jan. 19, 2018 https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/19/iowa-state-fossil-crinoid/1047564001/ Yours, Paul H.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-me-ln-california-state-dinosaur-20170923-story.html California decided that it needed another state fossil and chose Augustynolophus morrisi to be it, mostly because it was only found in California for now. Its a pretty nice hadrosaur, but what intrigues me is that they are only found in the Moreno Formation, which is usually a Cretaceous ocean zone famous for their mosasaurs. Decided to fish this one out after one of my classmates did a current event report on it
Alan Detrich's second attempt a getting a state fossil. He was going for Xiphactinus the first time but others suggested pteranodon (personal favorite) and the attempt fell out of focus. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/oct/09/fossil-hunter-attempting-another-go-getting-state-/ Trying to get a "mosasaur" for state fossil is like suggesting "lizard" for state reptile- it's rather unspecific. It will be interesting to see further developments... -Kris
sixgill pete posted a topic in North CarolinaNorth Carolina House Bill 830 names the megalodon tooth as the official state fossil among other state things. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H830v2.pdf http://www.wral.com/six-new-state-symbols-pass-house/12417604/