"20 Years of the Discovery of the First Fossil in Marilia"
|Stamps in set
||1o Porte Carta
Comercial - Brazilian flag with attached tab
(width x height)
||Mini sheets of 12 stamp
On Friday 11th
of October 2013, Post Authority
Brazil together with Paleontology Museum of Marilia city ("Museu de
Paleontologia de Marília") presented commemorative postmark and
personalized stamp, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the
discovery of the first fossil in Marília.
It was in 1993 that Willian Nava found the first bone fragments of a
Titanosaur in Marília.
Titanosaurs were medium to large sauropod
(herbivore) dinosaurs that inhabited the ancient Gondwana continent
during the Cretaceous period, between 65 and 80 million years.
Marília is a region rich in fossils of these extinct animals, and the
discoveries and studies made with these fossils help to understand the
planet's past. Today, the city is known by the scientific community for
its paleontological potential and its name is engraved on the map of
Museum was opened on November 25, 2004 with the name: “Paleontology
Museum of Marília”. It was founded by the Municipal Secretary of
Culture and Tourism, Marília City Hall (Government of Marília), due to
the strong incentive of history professor William Roberto Nava, the
main fossil discoverer in the region. At the age of 55, William Nava
collected a large quantity of fossils from the region of Marília, which
not only allowed the foundation of the local Museum, but also brought
several and bizarre new species to light. He is also the coordinator
and curator of the Museum.
Mr. Willian Nava shown on the
foreground of a tab that attached to Brazilian flag stamp. The
fossilized bone of Titanosaurus in a rock shown on the background and
silhouette of the dinosaur on right side of the tab.
page of "Museu de Paleontologia de Marília"
page of Mr. William Roberto Nava