A to Z Texas: D is for Dinosaurs
While many American states have official fossils, only eight – including Texas – have an official state dinosaur. (For those interested, here’s a full list 8 Official State Dinosaurs) The Lone Star State’s official dino is called Pauluxysaurus Jonesi and looks like a huge brontosaurus.
Biggest Dinosaur Ever
Just as you might expect, this being Texas, our state dinosaur isn’t just big, it is – arguably – the biggest creature ever to walk the earth!
Dinosaur Tracks in Glen Rose, Texas
What’s great about the Texas state dinosaur is that you don’t have to visit a museum to see evidence of its existence. Much like the famous movie star handprints in front of Grumman’s Chinese in Los Angeles, Pauluxysaurus Jonesi left several footprints behind in and around the little north Texas town of Glen Rose. The fossilized dinosaur footprint in the photo above, for instance, is on display in the gazebo at the historic town square of Glen Rose.
Check out my post, Dinosaurs Galore for information on where to see these footprints as well as more photos on the subject.
More A to Z blog posts
This was my post for the letter D of the A to Z blogging challenge. Tune in tomorrow to see what quirky Texan thing the letter E will bring!
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