Fossils and prehistoric animals on stamps and postmarks of Tunisia
, officially the Republic of Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa,
covering 165,000 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela,
is the northernmost point on the African continent.
It is bordered by
to the west and southwest,
to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.
Tunisia's population was estimated of about 11 million.
Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on Tunisia's
Tunisia is a unitary semi-presidential representative democratic republic.
It is considered to be the only full democracy in the Arab World.
conquest of Tunisia occurred in 1881.
Tunisia gained independence and declared the Tunisian Republic in 1957.
The first stamps used in Tunisia were those of the colonial power, France, from 1888.
Stamps specifically for Tunisia were issued from 1 July 1888.
Official stamps of Tunisia related to Paleontology: fossils, paleontologists
|21.03.1974 "6th African Congress of Micropaleontology" 
||08.07.1998 "Atlantic Marine Fauna of the Miocene"
 The stamp of the "6th
African Congress of Micropaleontology" issued by Tunisia in 1974 is the only stamp shows Micropaleontologist at work.
The top image next to the micropaleontologist’s head is a sketch of part of a planktonic foraminiferan.
The one in the left corner of the green box seems to be parts of a diatom, followed by a tiny gastropod from the Pteropoda order.
The third from the left is probably a silicoflagellate.
The rest are unfortunately not recognizable.
Commemorative postmarks of Tunisia related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
Legend is here
|21.03.1974 "6th African Congress of Micropaleontology" [FDC]
- [R1] Tunisia:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Tunisia:
Links to official website of the Post Authority, stamp catalog and a list of new stamps of Tunisia are here
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his valuable comments.