Croatia 1997 "PALEONTOLOGICAL FINDS IN CROATIA"
||Michel: 436-437 Scott: 346-347 Stanley
Gibbons: 514-515 Yvert: 411-412 UPU: N/A
||Zlatko Keser, painter, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb
|Stamps in set
||1.40 Primordial elephant
2.40 Novska fossil pond periwinkle (Viviparus
|Size (width x height)
||29,82mm x 35,5mm
||20 stamps in sheet
||FDC x1 Sh x1
||white 102g, gummed
quite recently, between 1994 and 1996, dug up rather unusual bones of
huge mammals from the bentonite clay mine. Palaeontologists have
defined these fossils and attributed them to the remnants of long-time
extinct species of fossil primordial elephants, the species defined as Prodeinotherium
bavaricum and Gomphoterium
angustidens. Their age can be assessed at about 18 million years. Viviparus
is a species of fresh-water paludina that come from the Cretaceous
Age of the geological past (about 100 million years ago).
They were most widely spread in the Pliocene Epoch,
when they lived in the spacious though shallow fresh-water lakes, which
have developed due to the desalinization of the "Panonian Sea".
Viviparus novskaensis is an extinct fossil species, most often found in
the paludinian strata of the surroundings of the town Novska.
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