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Armenia 2022 "Flora and fauna of the ancient world (VI)"

Issue Date 08.04.2022
ID Michel: , Scott: , Stanley Gibbons: , Yvert & Tellier: , UPU: , Category: pR.
Designer Rem Saakyan
Stamps in set 2
Value Dram 220- Triceratops
Dram 280- Liopleurodon
Type commemorative
Size (width x height) 40mm x 24mm
Layout Two sheets 10 stamp each
Products FDC x1 MS x2
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Issuing Authority 'Haypost' CJSC
Triceratops and Liopleurodon on stamps of Armenia 2022

On April 4, 2022, the Post Authority of Armenia issued the 6th series in their multi-year set (started in 2017) "Flora and Fauna of the Ancient World".
It is a pity that like past stamps in this series, with the exception of the stamp depicting Mammuthus trogontherii in 2019, the animals selected have absolutely nothing to do with Armenia.
Fossils of Triceratops are only known from western USA and Canada. Liopleurodon was the apex predator of the Middle to Late Jurassic seas that covered Europe.

Triceratops is one of the most recognizable of all dinosaurs. This herbivorous dinosaur lived during the Cretacous period, about 68 million years ago in what is now North America.
It is one of the last-known non-avian dinosaur genera, and became extinct in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago. The name Triceratops, literally means 'three-horned face'.
The dinosaur was up to 9 meters long and 12 metric tons in weight. It shared the landscape with and was most likely preyed upon by Tyrannosaurus.

Liopleurodon was genus of large, carnivorous marine reptile belonging to the Pliosauroidea, a clade of short-necked plesiosaurs.
It lived during the Late Jurassic Period 166 to 155 million year ago. It was the apex predator of the Middle to Late Jurassic seas that covered Europe.
Liopleurodon fossils have been found mainly in England and France, some fossils also known from Germany. The largest species, Liopleurodon ferox, is estimated to have grown up to 6.4 metres in length.




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Triceratops and Liopleurodon on Flora and fauna of the ancient world FDC  of Armenia 2022 Triceratops and Liopleurodon on Flora and fauna of the ancient world FDC  of Armenia 2022 Triceratops and Liopleurodon on stamps of Armenia 2022



References:
Technical details: Stamps of Armenia.
Triceratops: Wikipedia.
Liopleurodon: Wikipedia.


Acknowledgement:
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, for the draft page review.


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