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Texas State Dinosaur

Brachiosaur sauropod  - click to see all dinosaur & fossil symbols
Image from: Texas Parks and Wildlife* by artist G. Aaron Morris
(used by permission). See All state Fossils & Dinosaurs.

Paluxysaurus Jonesi

Sauropod video

Texas designated Brachiosaur sauropod, Pleurocoelus as the official state dinosaur in 1997. But in 2007, paleontologists re-identified the bones and footprints (left in the north and central parts of Texas about 95 to 112 million years ago) as Paluxysaurus Jonesi. The dinosaur is named for the town of Paluxy in Hood County and for the Paluxy River, both of which are near the Jones Ranch site where the fossils of this species were discovered.

In 2009 a resolution was passed to amend the name of the Lone Star state dinosaur to Paluxysaurus Jonesi. it is estimated that this dinosaur measured 70 feet long and 12 feet high at the shoulder, and weighed as much as 20 tons.

Source:
Concurrent Resolution: Texas state legislature
Take That, Brachiosaur Sauropod, Pleurocoelus: Austin Chronicle
Links:
Dinosaurs of North America: Nature of New England
Guide to Fossil Dating: Larson Jewelers
All state Fossils & Dinosaurs
* Dinosaur image was copied on 12/08/04 from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Web Site: www.tpwd.state.tx.us. Neither this website, nor the information presented on this website, is endorsed by the State of Texas or Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.


    

 

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artist - bird
bread - cooking  
dinosaur - dog  
dish - snack
fabric - tartan
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flag - pledge
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gem - stone
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metal - molecule
name - nickname
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pepper 1-2 - fruit
plays - railroad
reptile - shell
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ship -tall ship
shrub 1-2
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