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Megalonyx jeffersonii


1797

Thomas Jefferson presented large bones found in Monroe County at a meeting of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia

1799

Caspar Wistar published a paper that described the Megalonyx fossil and credited Jefferson with its discovery

May, 2008

Megalonyx jeffersonii was designated the state fossil of West Virginia


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