Mississippi State Fossil
You’ll learn all about the Mississippi state fossil, the prehistoric whale. This site studies two prehistoric whale species: Basilosaurus and Zygorhiza. Learn more here.
Source: State Fossils

Petrified tree in Petrified Forest National Park, USA
Photo by by Daniel Schwen
Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Mississippi State Fossil (Zygorhiza kochii)
This site explores the Zygorhiza with more depth. It explains how it’s different from Basilosaurus. More importantly, it explores possible ancient predators, Zygorhiza’s possibility of echolocation (“seeing” with sound like bats).
Source: Geoworld

Mississippi State Stone
Mississippi is different than most states in that its state stone is a fossil. In 1976, Missippi made petrified wood their state stone. Learn about the strange scientific names used to identify fossilized woods, and more.
Source: State Fossils

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Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 10:10, June 26, 2019, from https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/
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classbrain, “Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 30 December 2014, 17:01 UTC. . 26 Jun 2019 <https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/>.
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classbrain, “Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/ [accessed June 26, 2019].
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classbrain, Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 17:01 UTC [cited 2019 Jun 26]. Available from: https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/.
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Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols, https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/ (last visited Jun. 26, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 17:01 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/. Accessed June 26, 2019.

Citation styles

APA style
Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 10:10, June 26, 2019, from https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/
MLA style
classbrain, “Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 30 December 2014, 17:01 UTC. . 26 Jun 2019 <https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 30 December 2014, 17:01 UTC, <https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/> [accessed 26 June 2019]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/ [accessed June 26, 2019].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 17:01 UTC [cited 2019 Jun 26]. Available from: https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/.
Bluebook style
Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols, https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/ (last visited Jun. 26, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Symbols for Mississippi: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 17:01 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/mississippi_fossil_stone/. Accessed June 26, 2019.