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To designate the Capitalsaurus as the official dinosaur of the District of Columbia.


           BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That his act may cited as the "Official Dinosaur Act of 1998."
           Sec. 2. (a) The Capitalsaurus dinosaur was discovered in January 11898, at First and F Streets, S.E., in the District of Columbia by workmen during a sewer connection project, and is the only known specimen of its kind in the world.
           (b) The Capitalsaurus was a large meat eating reptile which may be the ancestor of the (tyrannosaurus) rex.
           (c). About one hundred million years ago , the Capitalsaurus lived in the District of Columbia with many other dinosaurs including herbivores.
           (d) During the lifetime of the Capitalsaurus, the District of Columbia resembled the bayou country of Southern Louisiana.
           (e)The Capitalsaurus fossil discovered in 1898 is now at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, in the type room.
           (f)The Capitalsaurus is unique to the District of Columbia because its fossil remains have not been discovered anywhere else in the world.
           (g)The vertebra of the dinosaur was given to the Smithsonian Institution as a gift by J.K. Murphy on January 28, 1898, and was recorded as accession number 33153 and specimen number NMNH 3904.
           (h)District of Columbia Public School students have been studying the Capital and many other dinosaurs from this area for years.
           (i)The students have also helped to dig dinosaurs fossils. Which are now part of the Smithsonian's permanent collection.
          (j)The Capitalsaurus shall be the official Dinosaur of the District of Columbia.