utahraptor Giant Block Of Dinosaur Remains Hauled To Salt Lake By Jon Reed • Feb 26, 2020 Courtesy of the Utah Department of Natural Resources The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) packed up and moved an 18,000-pound sandstone block full of dinosaur bones Wednesday. Senate Gives Utahraptor A Roar Of Approval By Nicole Nixon • Feb 12, 2018 Nicole Nixon / KUER The Utahraptor, a six-foot tall prehistoric predator, is clawing its way closer to becoming the official state dinosaur. A Rawr Deal? Allosaurus Could Get Booted As Utah’s State Fossil By Nicole Nixon • Dec 18, 2017 Zach Tirrell / CC by 2.0 Listen Listening... / 1:04 State lawmakers are busy drafting legislation for the 2018 session beginning next month. One bill could change the state fossil.