16.09.2005  "Norwegian Geology"   [1]
Fossil radiolaria on stamps of Norway 2005


Lamprocyclas maritalis  [1]  Fossil radiolaria (Lamprocyclas maritalis), map of Norway and continental shelf, oil rig and ship, pipeline, and geological cross section shown on stamp with face value of NOK 6,00.
Radiolarians (also radiolaria) are amoeboid protozoa (diameter 0.1-0.2 mm) that produce intricate mineral skeletons, typically with a central capsule dividing the cell into inner and outer portions, called endoplasm and ectoplasm. They are found as zooplankton throughout the ocean, and their skeletal remains cover large portions of the ocean bottom as radiolarian ooze. Due to their rapid turn-over of species, they represent an important diagnostic fossil found from the Cambrian onwards

Another stamps to consider

15.10.1970 "Zoologists"  [A1] 04.09.1974 "Geologists"  [A2]
Michael Sars among other zoologists on stamps of Norway 1970 Waldemar Christofer Brøgger among other Geologists on stamps of Norway 1974


 [A1]  Michael Sars  (1805 - 1869), shown on the blue stamp,  was one of the last great descriptive zoologists who catalogued organisms more or less equally successfully in all major animal groups. Sars also described fossils from various fossil beds in Norway and appears to have been keenly interested in all sorts of other issues.
 [A2] Two geologuist shown on the stamps have had significant contribution to Paleontology.
 Waldemar Christofer Brøgger (10 November 1851 – 17 February 1940), who is depicted on stamp with face value of 140, was a Norwegian geologist and mineralogist. His research on Permian igneous rocks (286 to 245 million years ago), include some fossils, of the Oslo district greatly advanced petrologic theory on the formation of rocks.
Theodor Kjerulf (30 March 1825 – 25 October 1888) was a Norwegian geologist and poet. His contributions to the geology of Norway were numerous and important, especially concerning the southern portion of the country, the structure and relations of the Archaean and Palaeozoic rocks, and the glacial phenomena. Published "The Silurian Rocks and Fossils of Norway"  in 1858

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