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Kansas Now Has an Official State Land Fossil


TOPEKA, Kan. (KPR) – Kansas now has an official state land fossil. Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 3, a bipartisan measure that designates the Silvisaurus Condrayi as the official state land fossil.

The Silvisaurus was a medium-sized, four-legged, armored plant-eater. Its fossilized remains were discovered by a rancher in Ottawa County in 1955.

The fossils of this dinosaur can be viewed at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum.