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 Fossil: Stegosaurus. The stegosaurus lived some 150 million years ago in the area now known as Colorado. It may have weighed up to 10 tons, though its brain weighed only 2.5 ounces. A stegosaurus skeleton discovered by a teacher and students from Canon City High School is on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The state fossil was designated on April28, 1982, by executive order of Governor Richard Lamm.


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