|ID||Michel: 1655-1663 Scott: .1395-1403 Stanley Gibbons: 1639-1647Yvert: 1506-1514 UPU: N/A Category: pR|
|Stamps in set||9|
30 gr Eusthenopteron
40 gr Ichthyostega
50 gr Mastodonsaurus
60 gr Cynognathus
2.50 zl Archaeopteryx
3.40 zl Broutotherium
6.50 zl Machairodus
5.60 zl Mammuthuss
|Size (width x height)||39,5 X 51 mm / 51 x 39,5 mm|
|Products||FDC x 4|
|Quantity||20 gr 8 (Milion, 30 gr 6 minim',
40 gr 6.5 million, 50 gr 4.5 million,
60 gr 6 million, zl 2.50 2.5 million,
zl 3.40 2.5 million, zl 6.50 1.4 miniom
zl 7.10 1.4 million.
|Issuing Authority||Poczta Polska|
|Dinichthys, a Devonian fish of group Arthroctlra (Gnathostornata) that lived in salt seas 380 million years ago. She was predator and quite large: 1 meter head and trunk about 5 feet long. Remains of this fish are also known from and Devonian sediments of Poland||
Eusthenopteron, a Devonian fish of group Crossopterygia that
lived in shallow fresh walem 370 years ago, and probably was the
ancestor of first primitive terrestrian, amphibians. A
characteristic feature of this fish are strong, fleshy fins reinforced
with bone skeleton.
|Ichthyostega, a primitive amphibian stili retaining some features of
fishes. It lived about 355 million aears ago in Upper Devonian
||Mastodonsaurus, the biggest amphibian of the Triassic period
(about 200 million years ago) of group Steoocephatia, measuring about 3
meter together with its head (1m about).
Its probably the first reptilie who leaved on land. Remains of Mastodonsaurus found in Central Europe: Germany and Czechoslovakia
|Cynognathus, a Triassic reptile that lived about 220 million years ago. The animal was a predator and belongs to group of so-called mammal-like reptiles (Theromorpha). Its body was up to 2 meter long. Cynognathusa remains are found in the Karroo formation in South Africa.||Archaeopteryx the first ancestor of brids in Upper Jurassic (about 140 million years ago). Its remains found at lithographic limestone by Solenhofen (Bavaria - Germany). It resembled birds in having wings and feathers, while its teeth, tail and skuli showed it was still a reptile It was not actively flying a sbird, but climbed on a tree by using a sharp claws of the forepaws (wings) and haggard figure was falling to the ground glide. Has a size more or less equal to today's pigeon and was an predator who eat some insects, worms, fruits and seeds.|
|Broutotherium a huge Perissodactyla of
Titanotheridae group lived about 30 million years ago. It combined
features of an elephant (pillar-like legs) and of a
rhinoceros (body structure).
Inhabited the steppes of eastern North America and Asia (Mongolia). His remains were known and are also in Europe.
|Machairodus, one of the sabze-toothed tigers, one of the most
rapacious representatives of feline family living in the Tertiary,
about 10 million years ago.
He lived in Europe, Asia and northern Africa during the Miocene and Pliocene periods. His kinsman is American Smilodon. Machairodus extinct early in the ice age, and his remains were found are also in Poland.
|Mammuthus, one of the commonest representatives of the fauna
of glacial period (Pleistocene - about 100-50 thousand years
ago). Lived in the northern areas of Europe, Asia and North
America. His remains are Numerous and Poland. His skeletons are on show
in all major museums in the world
(in Poland - at the Museum of the Polish Geological Institute in Warsaw). Its contemporary cave man hunted it, and drew its pictures on the walls of the caves.
Descriptions of animals served under development by Dr. Andrew Sulimskiego. (the text above is original stamp description from 1966, might be obsolete)
Latest update 22.11.2017
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