Gov. Jerry Brown announced the signing of a bill making Augustynolophus morrisi the official dinosaur of the Golden State over the weekend.

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.

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Fossilized remains of the duckbilled creature that lived anywhere from 100 million to 66 million years ago have been found only in California.

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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.

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