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Should California have a state dinosaur? This Santa Monica assemblyman thinks so

Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) (Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom)
Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) (Office of Assemblyman Richard Bloom)

Soon California might have what it's lacked for millions of years: an official state dinosaur.

Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has introduced a bill to make the Augustynolophus morissi — a duck-billed dinosaur that 66 million years ago roamed what is now California — the state's official dinosaur. 

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