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SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of U.S. state butterflies; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state fossils; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state mottos; John; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state reptiles; Wiki...
State butterflies > Binomial nomenclature Eurytides marcellus
State butterflies > State butterfly Zebra Swallowtail
State butterflies > Year
1995( , Tennessee Department of State. Retrieved 2008-03-29)
State fossil > Age Cretaceous
State fossil > Binomial nomenclature Pterotrigonia thoracica
State fossil > Common name bivalve
State mottos > Motto Agriculture and commerce
State Name Tennessee
State reptile Eastern Box Turtle
State reptile > Binomial nomenclature
Terrapene carolina
subspecies carolina
State reptile > Year adopted 1,995
State soil
Dickson
State tree
Tulip-tree
State tree > Binomial Nomenclature Liriodendron tulipifera
Symbols > State animal
Tennessee Walking Horse (State horse); Raccoon (State wild animal)
Symbols > State bird
Mockingbird (State bird); Bobwhite Quail (State game bird)
Symbols > State motto
Agriculture and Commerce (1987)
U.S. state insects > Binomial name
Photuris and Coccinella septempunctata
U.S. state insects > State insect
Firefly and Ladybug
U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones > State Geological Symbols > Rock Limestone (1979)

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