"Fossils of Dolzan Gorge: SCHWAGERINA CARNIOLICA"
||Michel: 50 Scott: 172
Gibbons: 206 Yvert: 45
UPU: N/A Category: pF
||Drawing: Mirko Majer, Design: Judita Skalar
|Stamps in set
||44,00 T. SCHWAGERINA CARNIOLICA
|Size (width x height)
||28,80 x 40,32 mm
||Sheet of 25 stamps
||muflep 90g, gummed
||13 x 14
|| 4 color offset
||DELO - TISKARNA d. d., Ljubljana
On May 7th 1993, Post Authority of Slovenia started
a set of "Fossil of Slovenia" . The first stamp of
the set shows SCHWAGERINA CARNIOLICA.
The world known palaeontological locality in the Dolzan Gorge
above Trzic offers to the visitor an inexhaustible wealth of various
Lower Permian fossils. Solely the brachiopods amount to about 80
distinct species, and among these more than 20 species are new, first
discovered and described from this locality. Extraordinary is also the
richness of large foraminifers, several of which were first found here.
One of these fossils is the sphaeric fusulinid Schwagerina carniolica
(Kahler & Kahler) - the Carniolian Schwagerina which was
discovered in black limeston at the second turn of the road in the
Dolzan Gorge, and described as new species in 1937. Its test is a bout
9.5 mm long and 8 mm wide. The animal lived about 280 million years
ago, at the time when in the warm ancient sea the Lower Permian
Pseudoschwagerina limestone was deposited.
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