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Thailand 1997  "Dinosaurs"

 
Issue Date 28.08.1997
ID Michel: 1804-1807, 103 Scott1762-1765, 1765a Stanley Gibbons:  1968-1971, 1972 Yvert: 1756-1759, 101 UPU:   Category: pR
Author Mr. Thaneth Penchaiwong
Stamps in set 4
Value
2,00 - Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae
3,00 - Siamotyrannus isanensis
6,00 - Siamosaurus suteethorni
9,00 - Psittacosaurus sattayaraki
Size (width x height)
Layout
Products FDC x1 MS x1 PP x1
Paper
Perforation 13.5
Print Technique

photogravure

Printed by Joh. Enschede Stamps
Quantity
Issuing Authority The Communications Authority of Thailand

On 28 of August 1997, Post Authority of Thailand issued a set of four stamps shows reconstructions of dinosaurs fossils of which found in Northeastern part of the country. All these animals were alive  in the early Cretaceous period, about 100-130 millions years ago.

Note: one stamp of the set, with face value of Baht 6.0, reprinted in 2008

 

 

Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae. The first Sauropods dinosaur fossil found in the Northeastern part of Thailand. Having both a long neck and tail, it measured about 15-20 meters in length. The medium sized Sauropods had 4 legs and were vegetarians.

Siamotyrannus isanensis. It was the newly discovered Therapods Carnosaur species, of the Tyrannosaurus family. Living on meat the dinosaur, which had rather short front legs, walked and ran on their two big, strong back legs. They were only about 6.5 meters in length.

Siamosaurus suteethorni. It was in the Therapods Carnosaur species of the Spinosarus family. They measure about 7 meters in length and alked on two legs. Living on fish.

Psittacosaurus sattayaraki. The small sized pincherbacked dinosaur measured only 1-1.4 meters in length.  Different from the fossils of other dinosaurs found in Thailand. The dinosaur had a birdtype hip bone. A vegetarian, it lived about 100 million years ago, also in the early Cretaceous ages.

 


Products

FDC Presentation Pack

Booklet
Maxi Cards Mini Sheet
Circulated covers

back side

back side


References: 
   Wikipedia  

Note:  This page is incomplete, some info is missing. In case you have the any additional information please email to me.

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