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Slovenia 2001 "Fossils - Starfish Fossil"
Issue Date 21.03.2001 ID Michel: 347 Scott: 454 Stanley Gibbons: 499 Yvert: 321 UPU: N/A Category: pF Author Design: Matja� Ucakar , Photo: Miran Udovc Stamps in set 1 Value 107 T Starfish Fossil Size (width x height) 40,32 x 28,80 mm Layout Sheet of 10 stamps Products FDC x1 Paper Chancellor oba free L.S.PVA GMD 102g, gummed Perforation 14 x 14 Print Technique 4 color offset Printed by DELO - TISKARNA d. d., Ljubljana Quantity
Issuing Authority Po�ta Slovenije
Although starfish are found in all oceans, they are rarely found as
fossils. This is because their skeleton consists of some 100 calcareous plates,
joined by connective soft tissue. When the starfish dies, the connective tissue
between the plates tends to decay, so most fossil starfish consist of individual
plates scattered in the sedimentary rock.
The starfish fossil depicted on the stamp was found near Zgornja Kungota. It measures 75 mm and is kept in the Slovenian Museum of Natural History.
References: Posta Slovenije
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