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". Maiasaura (Montana), Coelophysis (New Mexico), Saurophaganax (Oklahoma), Triceratops (South Dakota), and Allosaurus (Utah) are state fossils. In 1998, the legislature of Arizona was unable to decide on a state dinosaur, or indeed a state fossil.
|State or Territory||Dinosaur||Image||Year|
|District of Columbia||Capitalsaurus||1998|
|New Jersey||Hadrosaurus foulkii||300px||1991|
|Texas||Paluxysaurus jonesi||2009 (replaced Pleurocoelus which was state dinosaur 1997–2009)|
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- 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.
- Colorado Department of Personnel website - State emblems
- Official Dinosaur Designation Act of 1998
- Astrodon johnstoni, Maryland state dinosaur
- RSMo 10.095
- New Jersey Legislation on State Dinosaur
- Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Texas State Symbols. July 1, 2010. Accessed November 25, 2010.
- State of Wyoming - General Wyoming Information
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- "The sort of official state dinosaur page. Dinosaur Interplanetary Gazette. (note that the list includes both "state dinosaurs" and "state fossils")