SACRAMENTO (AP) — It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California’s state dinosaur.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday the signing of a bill making Augustynolophus morrisi the official dinosaur of the Golden State.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Who Overcame Severe WWII Wounds To Lead Senate GOP And Run For President, Dies At 98
Fossilized remains of the duckbilled creature that lived anywhere from 100 million to 66 million years ago have been found only in California.READ MORE: Inside SoCal: 12/5 Wrap-Up
Several other states and Washington, D.C., also have official dinosaurs.
California has more than 30 state insignia including a state lichen — lace lichen — and a state fabric, denim.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 4 Injured In Multi-Car Crash In Anaheim
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