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Issue Date 04.03.2020
ID Michel: Bl. 437 (6110-6115) Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: Category: pR
Designer Tibor Zoltán Petényi
Stamps in set 6
Value HUF 200 - Hungarobatrachus Sukachi
HUF 200 - Mochlodon vorosi
HUF 200 - Bauxitornis mindszentyae
HUF 200 - Atractosteus
HUF 200 - Foxemys trabanti
HUF 200 - Doratodon carcharidens

HUF 200 - on the date of issue, this can be used as a supplementary  denomination.
Emission/Type commemorative
Places of issue Budapesht
Size (width x height) 40mm x 30 mm, Mini Sheet size 150mm x 88mm
Layout Mini Sheet of 6 stamp
Products FDC x1, Imperforated M/S x1
Paper Gummed postage stamp paper
Perforation 12x12
Print Technique Miniature sheet: 4-color offset
Printed by ANY Security Printing Company
Quantity 50.000 Mini Sheets, 4.000 numbered Imperforated Mini sheets
Issuing Authority Magyar Posta
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Hungary 2020

On the March 4th, 2020, the Hungarian Post issued a Mini-Sheet with six stamps of prehistoric animals, whose fossils were excavated at the Bakony region of Hungary. This is the second issue, following the concept begun in 2018.
In the spring of 2000, after much preliminary information collecting and research, the first dinosaur fossils in modern Hungary were unearthed from a sandstone formation at Iharkút in the Bakony Mountains. After the initial finds, more fossils came to light, and in the subsequent years, in addition to numerous small collecting trips, research camps lasting several weeks were regularly organized, where contiguous skeletons and several thousand individual bones and teeth were found.

The design of the six stamps of the souvenir sheet shows the following creatures in this order:
  • Hungarobatrachus szukacsi (meaning "Hungarian frog") is an extinct genus of advanced frog, which lived during the Late Cretaceous Epoch. This genus was named by Zoltán Szentesi and Márton Venczel in 2010.
  • Mochlodon vorosi (shown on the postmark too), a genus of iguanodont dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous. This species was described from the Santonian aged Csehbánya Formation of Hungary in 2012.
  • Bauxitornis mindszentyae, an extinct species of a bird which lived in what is now Hungary during the Santonian Age of the Late Cretaceous Epoch.
  • Atractosteus, is a genus of gars in the family Lepisosteidae, with three species. The genus first appeared in the Campanian in the Late Cretaceous.
  • Foxemys trabanti belonged to side-neck turtles, a group that retracts their head horizontally to the side instead of vertically, originating in the South-American part of the ancient Gondwanan supercontinent.
  • Doratodon carcharidens, terrestrial crocodilians from the Mesozoic Era, it is an enigmatic crocodilian of the European Late Cretaceous faunas and the best preserved remains are that of Doratodon carcharidens from Austria.

Products and associated philatelic items

FDC First-Day-of-Issue Postmarks Imperforate Mini-Sheet with red serial number
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on FDC of Hungary 2020 Mochlodon vorosi dinosaur on postmark of Hungary 2020

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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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