Has there ever been a dinosaur found in Indiana?
Dr. dig responds:
Well, forget about Indiana dinosaurs! Most Indiana fossils are far older or younger. Abundant limestone, the Indiana state rock, and
bituminous coal are souvenirs of the Paleozoic Era. Indiana is famous for fossils of marine invertebrates, especially bryozoans from the
Ordovician Period, ancient reefs from the Silurian and Devonian periods, and crinoids, or sea lilies, from various periods. The crinoid
was once suggested for adoption as the Indiana state fossil. Fossils of mammals that lived during the Pleistocene Epoch, or Ice Age are
scattered across Indiana. For more information on the web about Indiana long, long ago, search for Indiana fossils, Indiana
palaeontology, and Indiana prehistory.