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.
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