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Slovenia 2000 "Fossils - Trilobite"

Issue Date 07.05.1993
ID Michel: 295 Scott: 397 Stanley Gibbons:  444 Yvert:  269 UPU: N/A   Category: pF
Author Design: Matjaz Ucaka
Stamps in set 1
Value 80,00 T. Trilobite
Size (width x height) 28,80 x 40,32 mm
Layout Sheet of 25 stamps
Products FDC x1 
Paper Chancellor oba free L.S.PVA GMD 102g, gummed 
Perforation 14
Print Technique  4 color offset
Printed by DELO - TISKARNA d. d., Ljubljana


Issuing Authority Posta Slovenij

Trilobites bedici on stamp of Slovenia 200

Trilobite Paladin (Kaskia) bedici
Trilobites are a group of extinct arthropods. Their body was segmented into the cephalon (head), segmented thorax (body), and pygidium (tail). Their back was covered with a hard three-part chitinous skeleton divided into the head, thoracic and tail shield. The trilobites bore a long central axis, or axial lobe, flanked on each side by the lateral lobe. The exoskeleton (external skeleton) was divided lengthwise into three prominent lobes, the medially located axial lobe and two lateral pleural lobes (on each side of the body). Trilobites were in the Palaeozoic Era one of the most important and the most numerous animal species. The oldest specimens appeared in the Early Cambrian Epoch, about 520 million years ago and last ones died out at the end of the Palaeozoic Era about 250 million years ago.
The trilobite species Paladin (Kaskia) bedici depicted on the stamp lived together with two other trilobite species and two subspecies on the territory of
The image is from  PMS website
today's Spodnje Pocivale in the Late Carboniferous Epoch, a little more than 290 million years ago and represented the most important Carboniferous trilobite fauna in the Karavanke. Spodnje Pocivale in Javorniski Rovt is a very rich collecting area of Late Carboniferous fossils where several samples of the new trilobite species were found, among them the whole exoskeleton. The species was described by Prof. Gerhard Hahn and Renata Hahn from the Marburg University . At Anton Ramovs's suggestion, the species was named bedici in honour of the Jesenice-native Joze Bedic, who contributed a great deal to the very rich trilobite collection from the Jesenice area.
Above text is from official press release of Posta Slovenij, written by Anton Ramovs
Anton Ramovš (17 December 1924 – 1 May 2011) was a Slovene geologist and paleontologist., who  was born in Dolenja Vas near Železniki in 1924. He studied at the University of Ljubljana and graduated in 1950 and obtained his doctorate in 1956. He worked at the University of Ljubljana. His main area of research was petrographic and geological mapping. He died in 2011.
He won the Levstik Award in 1961 for his books Zemlja skozi milijone let and Geološki izleti po ljubljanski okolici (Earth Over Millions of Years and Geological Outings Around Ljubljana).

Jože Bedic (27. november 1923 - 15. februar 2002) was collector of fossils and museums friend, who found the trilobit.
Bedic collection of fossils has about 20,000 specimens, representatives of various animal groups. About 4,000 of it are prepared. The major part of the collection is owned by Gornjesavski Museum Jesenice that her best part since 1993 continuously provides on display to visitors in Ruard manor house in Jesenice, a small part of it is owned by Lady Anne bedic.



Trilobites bedici on FDC of Slovenia 200

References:   Posta Slovenije   PMS      


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