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.
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three month after release of "Jurassic Park" movie, three commonwealth
Canada and New Zealand
issued dinosaur stamps.
 Fossil found
Joggins Fossil Cliffs
are depicted on UNESCO Workd Heritage Sites
stamps from 2014
million years ago, today’s Miguasha
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.
found in the Joggins
reveal the world’s most complete
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.
, 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.
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
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).
site: Dinosaur Provincial Park
Alberta and Mistaken Point
first stamp on the mini sheet shows Dinosaur Provincial Park
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
cliffs host the oldest known collection
of large fossils in the world
, marking the world’s first
appearance of large, biologically complex organisms.
UBC Museum of Anthropology"
first stamp on
the Mini Sheet is dedicated to IMAX movies. Tyrannosaurus,
perhaps from Jurassic Park movie is depicted on the middle of
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