ANNAPOLIS -- The state dinosaur lives.
A Senate committee yesterday voted to approve a bill recognizing Astrodon johnstoni as Maryland's state dinosaur. Sen. Arthur Dorman, D-Prince George's, sponsored the bill because Astrodon is peculiar to Maryland. The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.
Remains of the beast, which roamed Maryland 130 million years ago, have been found in sand and gravel pits along the U.S. 1 corridor near Beltsville, Muirkirk and Bladensburg.