List of U.S. state fossils

Most American states have made a state fossil designation, in many cases during the 1980s. It is common to designate one species in which fossilization has occurred, rather than a single specimen, or a category of fossils not limited to a single species.

Some states that lack an explicit state fossil have nevertheless singled out a fossil for formal designation as a state dinosaur, rock, gem or stone.

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Map showing which states have state fossils (in blue; states without fossils are gray.)

Table of state fossils

Carcharocles megalodon tooth

See also


  1. ^ "Official State of Alabama Fossil". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2005-08-02. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
  2. ^ "Georgia State Fossil". State Symbols, State Fossil. e-Reference Desk. 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  3. ^ "List of State Fossils". State Symbols, State Fossil. Fossilera. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  4. ^ "Kentucky State Symbols". Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. 2007-03-30. Archived from the original on 28 January 2011. Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  5. ^ "Louisiana State Fossil". State Symbols, State Fossil. e-Reference Desk. 2015-03-08. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  6. ^ "Maryland's Official State Fossil Shell". Maryland Geological Survey. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
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  9. ^ "Fossil, Fossilized Teeth of the Megalodon Shark | NCpedia". Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  10. ^ "South Carolina Fossil". WLTX. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  11. ^ Utah State Fossil - Allosaurus from "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-09-08
  12. ^ Vermont has both a state terrestrial fossil and a state marine fossil.
  13. ^ a b "Vermont State Terrestrial Fossil". E Reference Desk. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Mammoth Tusk Discovered 1865". Brattleboro History. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  15. ^ WA State Symbols
  16. ^ Manchins signs bills involving snakes, fossils, research into law
  17. ^ "Wisconsin State Symbols". State of Wisconsin. Archived from the original on 12 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-19.

External links

  • [1] List of U.S. state fossils, from National Park Service.

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