Washington’s Only Dinosaur to Become State’s Official Dinosaur
With the discovery of a 17-inch fossil in the San Juan Islands in 2012, and the desire of a class of Tacoma area fourth-graders, Washington may soon have an official state dinosaur, if House Bill 2155 passes, co-sponsored by 31 Democratic and Republican lawmakers. And the name is Suciasaurus rex.
And a class of fourth-graders at Parkland Elementary School, near Tacoma, successfully began a petition to get the state to classify the contents of the discovery as the official dinosaur of Washington, and it looks like that will come to fruition.
If S-rex becomes the state dinosaur, and it's likely as it's the only one in the running, it will become the Washington's 22nd symbol. Apples are the state fruit, orcas the state marine mammal, and the Walla Walla sweet onion is the state vegetable. There’s a state fossil (Columbian Mammoth), waterfall (Palouse Falls) and fish (steelhead trout).
Deep dive here.