Chad

Paleontology related stamps (dinosaurs, prehistoric animals, fossils prehistoric human, cave painting)

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Chad (French: République du Tchad), is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west. It is the fifth largest country in Africa in terms of area.  Chad has several regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt in the centre and a more fertile Sudanian Savanna zone in the south. Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the largest wetland in Chad and the second-largest in Africa. N'Djamena, the capital, is the largest city. Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Arabic and French are the official languages. Islam and Christianity are the most widely practiced religions.  [R1]

Regular mail service in Chad began soon after the French occupation of the area, with a post office established at Fort-Lamy in 1905. The first of Chad issued in 1959 right after the country get independence from France. [R2]

 
 
Official stamps of Chad related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, Charles Darwin

20.09.1966 " Tchadanthropus uxoris"[1] 15.10.1996 "Dinosaurs", "Minerals" xx.xx.1997 "Dinosaur" [2]
Prehistoric animals on stamps of CAR 1988 Prehistoric animals on stamps of CAR 1988 Dinosaurs on stamps of Chad 1997
06.02.,12.11, 11.12.1998  "Cat and Dogs", [3] "Dinosaurs", "Fossils and Cave Painting, "Prehistoric humans" 27.12.2001 "Dinosaurs", "Fossils" 30.10.2001 Charles Darwin
Dinosaurs on stamps of Chad 1998 Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2001 Charles Darwin on stamps of Chad 2001
13.04.2004 "Famous Men" [4] 19.07.2005 "Sahelanthropus tchadensis" [5]   05.12.2012 "Scouts and Nature"
Prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2012 Fossils of prehistoric human on stamps of CAR 1988 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2012
14.01.2014  "Charles Darwin and Jacques Cousteau"
27.03.2017 "Dinosaurs"
10.07.2017 "135th memorial anniversary of Charles Darwin (Charles Darwin (1809–1882))"
20.09.2017 "Dinosaurs"

Charles Darwin on stamps of Chad 2014 Dinosaurs on stamps of Chad 2017
Notes:
[1] skull of prehistoric human: Home erectus, Tchadanthropus uxoris.
[2] Overprint of stamps from 1996 with "Hong Kong ’97 exhibition" text and logo
[3]   Proailurus (prehistoric carnivore that lived in Europe and Asia approximately 25 million years ago ) and Pseudaelurus ( prehistoric cat that lived in Europe, Asia and North America in the Miocene between approximately 20 and 8 million years ago) on the top margin of  the "Cats" mini sheet
[4]   The mini sheets are part of big set of "famous persons".  George de Buffon (1707-1788), he envisioned the nature of science and understood the roles of paleontology, zoological geography, and animal psychology.    Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as About this sound Carl von Linn , was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature uses in all biology related sinces.  
[5] Hominid skull of Toumai (Sahelanthropus tchadensis)



Commemorative postmarks of Chad related to Paleontology: fossils.

19.07.2005 "Sahelanthropus tchadensis"  [FDC]  [5]
Hominid skull of Toumai (Sahelanthropus tchadensis) on postmark of Chad 2005

Legend:
[FDC] - Post Marks used on FDC of official stamp
[PM] - Permanent postmark: available for a long period of time
[Sp] - Special postmark: issued for special event and was available for short period of time
[N] - new design of early introduced postmarks



References:
 
[R1] More information about Chad is on Wikipedia  WikiTravel  Flag Country    
 [R2] More information about postal history of Chad is on Wikipedia
                 Links to Chad's post authority and stamps catalog websites are here


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