|Michel: 38-40, Bl. 2;
|Stamps in set
1000c - Saurolophus
800c - Spinosaurus
700c - Ankylosaurus
|Places of issue
|Size (width x height)
|36 mm x 25 mm
|Mini-Sheet of 3 stamps
|coated stamp paper no watermark
|Jofan Enschede Stamps Security Printers,
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Prehistoric animals are all organisms that walked or swam, crawled,
slithered, or flew on the earth moret than 5,500 years ago, before humans.
Nieuwe Post with great pleasure is presenting this 3 stamps block, in honor
of these creatures that represent the vast majority of extincted animals,
even though no fossil remains of these giants can be found on the island,
though, because at that time a 5 kilometer deep ocean marked the position of
the Island to be.
The 1000c stamp depicts an individual of the genus Saurolophus
means "lizard crest".
It was a genus of large hadrosaurine duckbilled dinosaur that lived approximately
69.5 to 68.5 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous of North America
) and Asia
It is one of the few dinosaur genera known from multiple continents.
was an herbivorous dinosaur which could have moved bipedally
(on two legs) or quadrupedally (on four legs).
The crest of its head was hollow, and connected to the nasal passages, and thus
could have been used to make sounds.
Saurolophus could use these sounds to communicate within its herds, for example to
warn of approaching predators.
The 800c stamp shows an individual of Spinosaurus
means "spined lizard" and is a genus of theropod dinosaur
that lived in what is now Northern Africa, from the Lower Albian to Lower
Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, 122 to 97 million years ago.
The original remains were destroyed during World War II, but additional material
has come to light in recent years.
may be the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs.
is thought to have eaten fish; evidence suggests that it
lived both on land and in water like modern crocodiles.
700c stamp depicts Ankylosaurus
means "fused lizard", which is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur,
containing one species, Ankylosaurus.magniventris
Although a complete skeleton has not been discovered and several other dinosaurs
are represented by more extensive fossil material, Ankylosaurus
considered the archetypal armored dinosaur.
Other Ankylosaurids shared its well-known features, the heavily-armored body and
massive bony tail club-but Ankylosaurus
was the largest known member of the
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Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice
, PhD Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences,
Western Michigan University, USA, for his help in finding information and for review draft page of the article.