According to Smithsonian magazine blog "Dinosaur Tracking," a tiny new dinosaur was named after our state. The fossilized impression of the newly named Propanoplosaurus marylandicus, a 13 cm-long dino, was found on a 112-million-year-old rock of Maryland.
The fossil is of an armored dinosaur and is an entirely new genus and species believed to have lived during the Early Cretaceous Era, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Unversity School of Medicine.
You can make out the tiny dinosaur's head in the photo (the triangular shape towards the top), but to check it out for yourself, the fossil is on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
[Image: courtesy of Smithsonian magazine]