By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — After heated debate, Massachusetts has chosen its candidate for the official state dinosaur. There were 36,000 votes cast across the state.

The Podokesaurus received 60% of the vote. Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis created the survey and is looking to pass a bill naming an official dinosaur of Massachusetts.

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Podokesaurus holyokensis means “swift-footed lizard of Holyoke,” according to Lewis.

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The carnivore, which was three-to-six feet long and weighed about 90 pounds, was first discovered near Mount Holyoke in 1910.

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Twelve other states and Washington D.C. already have official state dinosaurs. Staff