Hypsibema missouriensis

Missouri State Dinosaur


Model of Hypsibema missouriense

A model of Hypsibema missouriense on display at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Missouri (model by Guy Darrough/Lost World Studios); photo by Serrator on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Official State Dinosaur of Missouri

Missouri designated Hypsibema missouriense as the official state dinosaur in 2004 (Missouri also recognizes an official state fossil). All State Dinosaurs & Fossils

A duck-billed dinosaur (Hadrosaur) that lived in Missouri during the Late Cretaceous period, the Hypsibema missouriens fossil was discovered in 1942 near the town of Glen Allen, Missouri by Dan Stewart. Hypsibema missouriense was a vegetarian,chewing with over 1,000 teeth!



Reconstruction of duck-billed dinosaur nest at the Natural History Museum in London (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Model of a duck-billed dinosaur nest


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