July 9, 2004

Hypsibema Missouriense was named our state dinosaur. This duck-billed herbivore lived here during the Late Cretaceous Period. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Image by Rick Hebenstreit from Flickr licensed under CC 2.0.