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Poland 2000 "PREHISTORIC ANIMALS - DINOSAURS "
|ID||Michel: 3811-3816, BL. 139 Scott: 3503-3508 Stanley Gibbons: 3843-3848 Yvert: 3586-3591 UPU: N/A Category: pR|
|Author||Designer: Jacek Brodowski|
|Stamps in set||6|
|Value||PLN 0.70 - Saurolophus |
PLN 0.70 - Gallimimus
PLN 0.80 - Saichania
PLN 0.80 - Protoceratops
PLN 1.55 - Prenocephale
PLN 1.55 - Velociraptor
|Size (width x height)||51 x 31.25 mm|
|Layout||20 stamps in sheet|
|Products||FDC x 3 MS x 1|
|Print Technique||Offset, multicolor|
|Quantity||2 x 2,700,000 pcs|
2 x 2,700,000 pcs.
2 x 1,700,000 pcs.
|Issuing Authority||Poczta Polska|
Some details about these expeditions can be found on PALAEONTOLOGIA POLONICA web site (monograph series published by the Institute of Palaeobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences )
The stamp on left side is from Polish expedition set, issued in 1980.
All of these animals lived at the end of the Mesozoic Era, in the late Cretaceous period (ca. 70 millions years ago). Their skeletons can be seen in the Museum of Evolution in Warsaw (PKiN), and natural size reconstructions in the Silesian Zoological Garden in Chorz�w.
PLN 0.70 - Saurolophus - duck-billed dinosaur of the length of 15m
PLN 0.70 - Gallimimus- the biggest (ca. 5 m length) representative of
PLN 0.80 - Saichania - representative of armoured dinosaurs, plant-eaters,
PLN 0.80 - Protoceratops - very popular in numerous uncovered rocks from the
Cretaceous period in Mongolia and China. A primitive horny dinosaur resembling its bigger cousins (e.g. triceratops) with the bony collar at the rear of the head and a curvy beak. The four-leg plant eater was 2 m long. It lived in herds in dry, desert places.
PLN 1.55 - Prenocephale - the first representative of thick-head
|PLN 1.55 - Velociraptor-
known, e.g., from the film Jurassic Park. An
agile predatory dinosaur from the group of dromesaurs, of the body length of almost 2m, it was a close relative of birds. Velociraptor attached its victim with characteristic claws in its legs.
References: Poczta Polska
Latest update 01.11.2012
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