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Brazil 2013 "20 Years of the Discovery of the First Fossil in Marilia"

Issue Date 11.10.2013
ID Category: pP  pR
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Stamps in set 1
Value 1o Porte Carta Comercial  - Brazilian flag with attached tab depicting 
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Layout Mini sheets of 12  stamp pairs 
Products None
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Issuing Authority Correios Brazil
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On Friday 11th of October 2013, Post Authority of Brazil together with Paleontology Museum of Marilia city ("Museu de Paleontologia de Marília") presented commemorative postmark and personalized stamp, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the first fossil in Marília.

Titanosaurs on commemorative postmark of Brazil 2013It was in 1993 that Willian Nava found the first bone fragments of a Titanosaur in Marília.
Titanosaurs were medium to large sauropod (herbivore) dinosaurs that inhabited the ancient Gondwana continent during the Cretaceous period, between 65 and 80 million years.

Marília is a region rich in fossils of these extinct animals, and the discoveries and studies made with these fossils help to understand the planet's past. Today, the city is known by the scientific community for its paleontological potential and its name is engraved on the map of Brazilian paleontology.

The Museum was opened on November 25, 2004 with the name: “Paleontology Museum of Marília”. It was founded by the Municipal Secretary of Culture and Tourism, Marília City Hall (Government of Marília), due to the strong incentive of history professor William Roberto Nava, the main fossil discoverer in the region. At the age of 55, William Nava collected a large quantity of fossils from the region of Marília, which not only allowed the foundation of the local Museum, but also brought several and bizarre new species to light. He is also the coordinator and curator of the Museum.

Mr. Willian Nava shown on the foreground of a tab that attached to Brazilian flag stamp. The fossilized bone of Titanosaurus in a rock shown on the background and silhouette of the dinosaur on right side of the tab. 


References:  
Prefeitura de Marilia  
Facebook page of "Museu de Paleontologia de Marília"  
Facebook page of Mr. William Roberto Nava
Blog Dinosemmarilia



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