Canada

Paleontology related stamps (dinosaurs, prehistoric animals, fossils and fossil found places)

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Canada  is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. Canada's border with the United States is the world's longest land border. Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land territory being dominated by forest and tundra and the Rocky Mountains; about four-fifths of the country's population of 35 million people live near the southern border. The majority of Canada has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer.
Canada is very reach country of fossils of  Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Many fossil found paces and natural history museums are there.
More information about Canada  is on Wikipedia  WikiTravel  Flag Country        

Read here about Postage stamps and postal history of Canada 
 

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Click on year number to see all Paleontology and Paleoanthropology related stamps issued in the year.


29.08.1986 "Exploration of Canada" 01.10.1986 "Exploration of Canada" - CAPEX 87 22.03.1989 "Exploration of Canada"
Fossils at stone age campsite on stamp of Canada 1986 Fossils at stone age campsite on stamp of Canada 1986 Fossil of Albertosaurus found by Joseph Burr Tyrrell on stamps of Canada 1989
12.07.1990 "Prehistoric Life in Canada (I), The Age of Primitive Life" 05.04.1991 "Prehistoric Life in Canada (II), The Age of Primitive Life" 01.10.1993 "Prehistoric Life in Canada (III), The Age of Dinosaurs"  [1]
Prehistoric animals on stamps of Canada 1990 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Canada 1991 Dinosaurs on stamps of Canada 1994
26.09.1994 "Prehistoric Life in Canada (IV), The Age of Mammals"
28.07.1998 "Scenic Highways"    31.03.2014 "UNESCO World Heritage Sites" (self adhesive) [2]
Prehistoric mammals on stamps of Canada 1994 Albertosaurus at Dinosaur trail on stamps of Canada 1998 Fossil found places: Joggins Fossil Cliffs and Miguasha National Park on stamps of Canada 2014
31.03.2014 "UNESCO World Heritage Sites [2] 14.04.2014 "100th anniversary of the Royal Ontario Museum" 14.04.2014 "100th anniversary of the Royal Ontario Museum" (self adhesive)
Fossil found places: Joggins Fossil Cliffs and Miguasha National Park on stamps of Canada 2014 Fossil of Parasaurolophus walkeri dinosaur from Royal Ontario Museum collection on stamps of Canada 2014 Fossil of Parasaurolophus walkeri dinosaur from Royal Ontario Museum collection on stamps of Canada 2014
13.04.2015  "Dinosaurs of Canada (I)"
     03.07.2015 "UNESCO World Heritage Sites" (design error)   [3]
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Canada 2015 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Canada 2015 wrong image of Dinosaur provincial park on stamps of Canada 2015
   03.07.2015 "UNESCO World Heritage Sites" (design error), self adesive  [3]    21.08.2015 "UNESCO World Heritage Sites" (corrected edition)   [3]   21.08.2015 "UNESCO World Heritage Sites" (corrected edition), self adesive   [3]
wrong image of Dinosaur provincial park on stamps of Canada 2015 Fossil found place: Dinosaur provincial park on stamps of Canada 2015 Fossil found place: Dinosaur provincial park on stamps of Canada 2015
26.05.2016  "Dinosaurs of Canada (II)" 16.01.2017 "UNESCO World Heritage Sites"  [4]
Dinosaurs and prehistoric animals on stamp of Canada 2016 Dinosaurs and prehistoric animals on stamp of Canada 2016 Fossil found place: Dinosaur provincial park on stamps of Canada 2015
16.01.2017 "UNESCO World Heritage Sites" [4]  , self adesive
Fossil found place: Dinosaur provincial park on stamps of Canada 2015


 [1] On October 10, 1993, only three month after release of "Jurassic Park" movie, three commonwealth countries:  Australia, Canada and New Zealand issued dinosaur stamps.
Dinosaur stamps of Australia 1993 Dinosaur stamps of Canada 1993, Click for details Dinosaur stamps of New Zealand 1993


[2] Fossil found site:   Joggins Fossil Cliffs and  Miguasha National Park are depicted on UNESCO Workd Heritage Sites stamps from 2014
Fossil found place: Joggins Fossil Cliffs on stamp of Canada 2014Fossil found place: Miguasha National Park on stamp of Canada 2014
  Nearly 400 million years ago, today’s Miguasha National Park, Quebec(right) on the Gaspé Peninsula was once a tropical estuary.   The fossil beds of the Escuminac Formation, exposed in a seaside cliff provide a rare portrait of Devonian life – including 21 species of  fish fossils that have made Miguasha famous.

 Nearly 200 fossil species found in the Joggins Fossil Cliffs (left) reveal the world’s most complete record of terrestrial life from the Pennsylvanian Period  (the Coal Age), over 300 million years ago. Here is possible to find fossilized reptiles and amniotes, the first vertebrates to reproduce on land,  marking one of the most significant events in the evolution of life on Earth.
More info is here
     

 [3] Fossil found site:   Dinosaur Provincial Park, in the badlands of southeastern Alberta, contains some of the most important fossil discoveries of more than 40 dinosaur species dating back to the Late Cretaceous Period, 75 million years ago.
Fossil found place: Hoodos in Alberta on stamp of Canada 2015 Fossil found place: Dinosaur provincial park on stamps of Canada 2015On July 3, 2015 Canada Post launched the third set of  stamps of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canada serie.  On July 7, Officials at Canada Post have issued a recall on a stamp featuring Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because of a big problem. The error comes from the image used on the stamp, which is of a set of hoodoos (left) , a rock formation found in the provincial park, located just north of Brooks, Alberta. The problem is that the image on the stamp is actually of hoodoos that exist east of Drumheller, a community about an hour and a half northwest of Brooks. Canada Post has apologized for the error and is recalling the stamps from all post offices so they can be destroyed. A new stamp, with a correct picture, issued on August 21 (right).
More info is here


 [4] Fossil found site:  Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta  and Mistaken Point
The first stamp on the mini sheet shows Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta (the same design as in 2015). Dinosaur Provincial Park is known for its remarkable fossil specimens that represent every known group of Cretaceous dinosaurs, as well as its impressive area of virtually undisturbed badlands and riparian (riverside) habitat.

At Mistaken Point (the second stamp on the mini sheet), the rugged coastal cliffs host the oldest known collection of large fossils in the world, marking the world’s first appearance of large, biologically complex organisms.



Another stamps to consider

09.03.1999 "The UBC Museum of Anthropology"
17.12.1999  "Millennium"
The UBC Museum of Anthropology on stamp of Canada 1999 Tyrannosaurus on Millennium stamps of Canada 1999


[O1]  
The first stamp on the Mini Sheet is dedicated to IMAX movies.  Tyrannosaurus, perhaps from Jurassic Park movie is depicted on the middle of  the stamp.




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