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 Brazil 2010 "Tributo to paleontologist Peter Lund and Lagoa Santa/MG"  

Issue Date 14.06.2010
ID Michel: 3786  Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:  BR020.10  Category: pP
Author Jamile Costa Sallum 
Stamps in set 1
Value R$1,05 - Peter Lund
Size (width x height) 40x30 mm
Layout 30 stamps in sheet
Products FDC x1
Paper Gummed chalky paper
Perforation 11.5x12
Print Technique Offset. Photography and computer graphics techniques.
Printed by Casa da Moeda do Brasil
Quantity 300,000
Issuing Authority Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telegrafos
paleontologist Peter Lund on stamp of Brazil 2010

In the background the stamp displays a cave located in the interior of the municipality of Lagoa Santa, in the State of Minas Gerais, where the Danish paleontologist Peter Lund carried out some of his most important research and findings and lived most of his life
in the 19th century. In the center of the stamp, a picture of the researcher in his maturity years represents his dedication to science and appreciation of Lagoa Santa. Photography and computer graphics techniques were used.
Peter Lund, Danish paleontologist who came in Brazil for the firts time in 1833, to continue his studies in botany and zoology.He settled in Rio de Janeiro, where he made a thorough survey of all vegetation in the Baixada Fluminese area, and also analyzed the behavior of ants.

In 1835 he decided to settle in Lagoa Santa, in the state of Minas Gerais, finding the perfect place to live and develop his work quitely. In nine years of research he explored more than a hundred caves, and found about 120 fossil species and 94 belonging to the current fauna. He thus became the Father of Brazilian Paleontology. These findings were of great importance for the studies undertaken by British naturalist Cahrles Darwin on the Theory of Evolution.

 

In 1844, Lund ended his work in the cave, and took a new direction in his research. In 1845, he sent his magnificient collection to the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and then devoted himself to botany. Currently this rich colection is at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen.

 

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paleontologist Peter Lund on FDC of Brazil 2010paleontologist Peter Lund on stamp of Brazil 2010
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ReferencesWikipedia     Information booklet of Correios

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