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The Northeast > New York > Identification

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of U.S. state fossils; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state mottos; John; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state reptiles; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state shells; Wikipedia...
State fossil > Common name sea scorpion
State fossil > Year 1,984
State mottos > Motto
Excelsior
State Name New York
State reptile Common Snapping Turtle
State reptile > Binomial nomenclature Chelydra serpentina
State reptile > Year adopted 2,006
State shells > Shell
Bay Bay Scallop
State shells > Year designated 1,988
State soil
Honeoye
State tree Sugar Maple
State tree > Binomial Nomenclature Acer saccharum
Symbols > State animal American Beaver
Symbols > State bird Bluebird
Symbols > State motto Excelsior (Ever upward)
Traditional abbreviation > Other N. York
U.S. state beverages > Drink Milk
U.S. state beverages > Year & Citation 1981
U.S. state insects > Binomial name Coleomegilla maculata
U.S. state insects > State insect Pink Spotted Ladybug

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: NY

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