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.
|Age||Common name|| Binomial |
|Alabama||Eocene||Basilosaurus whale||Basilosaurus cetoides||1984|
|Alaska||Pleistocene||Woolly mammoth||Mammuthus primigenius|
|Arizona||Triassic||Petrified wood||Araucarioxylon arizonicum|
|California||Pleistocene||Saber-toothed cat||Smilodon fatalis|
|Connecticut||Jurassic||Dinosaur tracks||Eubrontes giganteus||1991|
|District of Columbia||Cretaceous||"Capitalsaurus" |
|nomen nudum only||1998|
|Florida||Eocene|| Agatized coral |
|Georgia|| Cretaceous –|
|Idaho||Pliocene||Hagerman horse||Equus simplicidens|
|Illinois||Pennsylvanian||Tully monster||Tullimonstrum gregarium||1989|
|Kansas||Cretaceous||Pteranodon and Tylosaurus||Pteranodon longiceps and T. kansasensis||2014|
|Kentucky|| Ordovician –|
|Maine||Devonian||Pertica plant||Pertica quadrifaria||1976|
|Maryland||Miocene||Rock|| Ecphora gardnerae |
|1984 (name revised, 1994)|
|Massachusetts||Jurassic||Dinosaur tracks||Eubrontes giganteus|
|Michigan||Holocene||American mastodon||Mammut americanum||2002|
|Mississippi||Eocene|| Basilosaurus |
| Basilosaurus cetoides |
|Missouri||Pennsylvanian||Sea lily||Delocrinus missouriensis||1989|
|Montana||Cretaceous||Duck-billed dinosaur||Maiasaura peeblesorum|
|Nebraska||Pleistocene|| Woolly mammoth |
| Mammuthus primigenius |
|New Jersey||Cretaceous||Duck-billed dinosaur||Hadrosaurus foulkii|
|New Mexico||Triassic||Coelophysis||Coelophysis bauri|
|New York||Silurian||Sea scorpion||Eurypterus remipes||1984|
|North Carolina||Miocene- Pliocene||Shark tooth||Carcharodon/Carcharocles megalodon||2013|
|North Dakota||Paleocene|| Shipworm-bored |
|Teredo petrified wood|
|Oregon||Eocene||Dawn redwood||Metasequoia |
|South Carolina||Pleistocene||Columbian mammoth||Mammuthus columbi||2014|
|South Dakota||Cretaceous||Triceratops||Triceratops horridus|
|Utah||Jurassic||Allosaurus||Allosaurus fragilis ( Utahraptor ostrommaysorum is the state dinosaur of Utah as of 2018)||1988|
|Vermont||Pleistocene||Beluga whale (redesignated as state marine fossil in 2014)||Delphinapterus leucas||1993|
|Vermont||Pleistocene||Woolly mammoth (state terrestrial fossil)||Mammuthus primigenius||2014|
|Washington||Pleistocene||Columbian mammoth||Mammuthus columbi||1998|
|West Virginia||Late Pleistocene||Jefferson's ground sloth||Megalonyx jeffersonii||2008|
|Wisconsin|| Ordovician –|
|Wyoming||Eocene||Knightia||Knightia spp."||February 18, 1987|
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