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Friday, October 30, 2009

State Fossils

From Wikipedia




State Age Common name Binomial nomenclature Image Year &
Citation
Alabama Eocene Basilosaurus
whale
Basilosaurus
cetoides
Basilosaurus cetoides.jpg 1984[1]
Alaska Pleistocene Woolly Mammoth Mammuthus
primigenius
Mammoth mg 2791.jpg
Arizona Triassic petrified
wood
Araucarioxylon
arizonicum
ArizonaPetrifiedWood.jpg
California Pleistocene Saber-toothed
cat
Smilodon
fatalis
Smilodon fatalis, Pengo.jpg
Colorado Jurassic Stegosaurus Stegosaurus
stenops
Stegosaurus Struct.jpg 1982
Connecticut Jurassic dinosaur
tracks
Eubrontes
giganteus
Dinosaur State Park (Rocky Hill, CT) - close-up.JPG
Delaware Cretaceous Belemnite Belemnitella
americana
BelemniteDB2.jpg
Washington,
D.C.
Cretaceous "Capitalsaurus"

(state dinosaur)
nomen
nudum only


Florida Eocene agatized
coral

(state stone)
Cnidaria,
Anthozoa


Georgia Cretaceous–

Miocene
shark tooth undetermined Shark teeth in stone.jpg
Idaho Pliocene Hagerman horse Equus
simplicidens
Equus simplicidens mounted 02.jpg
Illinois Pennsylvanian Tully Monster Tullimonstrum
gregarium
Tullimonstrum.jpg
Kentucky Ordovician–

Pennsylvanian
brachiopod undetermined Onniella.jpg 1986[2]
Louisiana Oligocene petrified palmwood Palmoxylon Petrified-Forest-Chemnitz4.JPG
Maine Devonian Pertica plant Pertica
quadrifaria


Maryland Miocene murex
snail
/ gastropod
Ecphora
gardnerae

gardnerae
Ecphora bottom.jpg
Massachusetts Jurassic dinosaur
tracks
undetermined

Michigan Holocene American
mastodon
Mammut
americanum
Mammut americanum ROM - American Mastodon.jpg
Mississippi Eocene Basilosaurus

and Zygorhiza

whales
Basilosaurus
cetoides


Zygorhiza kochii


Missouri Pennsylvanian Sea lily Delocrinus
missouriensis
Agaricocrinus americanus Carboniferous Indiana.jpg 1989
Montana Cretaceous Duck-billed
dinosaur
Maiasaura
peeblesorum
Maiasaura BW.jpg
Nebraska Pleistocene Woolly Mammoth

Columbian Mammoth

Imperial
Mammoth
Mammuthus
primigenius


Mammuthus columbi

Mammuthus imperator


Nevada Triassic Shonisaurus Shonisaurus
popularis
Shonisaurus BW 2.jpg
New
Jersey
Cretaceous duck-billed
dinosaur
Hadrosaurus
foulkii
Knight hadrosaurs.jpg
New
Mexico
Triassic Coelophysis Coelophysis
bauri
Coelophysis mount NHM2.jpg
New York Silurian sea scorpion Eurypterus remipes Eurypterusremipes2.gif 1984
North
Dakota
Paleocene shipworm-bored

petrified wood
Teredo
petrified wood


Ohio Ordovician trilobite Isotelus
maximus
isotelus.jpg
1985
Oklahoma Jurassic Saurophaganax Saurophaganax
maximus
Saurophaganax.JPG
Oregon Eocene Dawn
redwood
Metasequoia

occidentalis
Metasequoia branchlet 03.jpg 2005
Pennsylvania Devonian trilobite Phacops
rana
PhacopsRana.png 1988
South
Dakota
Cretaceous Triceratops Triceratops
horridus
Triceratops2.png
Tennessee Cretaceous bivalve Pterotrigonia
thoracica


Texas Cretaceous Pleurocoelus

(state dinosaur)
Pleurocoelus
nanus


Utah Jurassic Allosaurus Allosaurus
fragilis
Allosaurus skull SDNHM.jpg 1988[3]
Vermont Pleistocene Beluga
whale
Delphinapterus
leucas
Belugawhale MMC.jpg 1993
Virginia Caenozoic scallop Chesapecten
jeffersonius
Chesapecten Jeffersonius Inside.jpg 1993
Washington Pleistocene Columbian
Mammoth
Mammuthus
columbi
ColumbianMammoth CollegeOfEasternUtah.jpg 1998[4]
West
Virginia
Late
Pleistocene
Jefferson's
ground sloth
Megalonyx
jeffersonii
MegatheriumSqueletteCuvier1812.jpg 2008[5]
Wisconsin Ordovician–

Silurian
trilobite Calymene
celebra

1985
Wyoming Eocene Knightia Knightia knightia.jpg 1987
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