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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 soils; Wikipedia:...
State fossil > Binomial nomenclature Megalonyx jeffersonii
State fossil > Common name Jefferson's ground sloth
State fossil > Year
2008(http://www.herald-dispatch.com/homepage/x112312085 Manchins signs bills involving snakes, fossils, research into law)
State mottos > Motto Montani semper liberi
State Name West Virginia
State reptile
Timber rattler( )
State reptile > Binomial nomenclature Crotalus horridus
State reptile > Year adopted 2008( )
State soil
Monongahela
State soil > Year adopted 1,997
State tree Sugar Maple
State tree > Binomial Nomenclature Acer saccharum
Symbols > State animal Black Bear
Symbols > State bird Cardinal
Symbols > State motto
Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free)
Traditional abbreviation > Other W.V.
U.S. state colors > Color 1
U.S. state colors > Color 2
U.S. state insects > Binomial name
Danaus plexippus and Apis mellifera
U.S. state insects > State insect
Monarch Butterfly (state butterfly),
European honey bee, (state insect)

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: WV
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