|Michel: 1875-1884 Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: ZA063.09 Category: pR
|Artwork: Chantelle Basson
|Stamps in set
|'International Airmail Postcard' rate x 10 self-adhesive
|Size (width x height)
|38 x 28.88 mm , MS size: 172 x 233 mm
|Two MS 4 and 6 stamp each
|FDC x 2 MS x1
|Yellow green Phosphor 102g/m2, PVA gum
|14 x 14
|Offset Lithography. Colour:
3-D effect: using Anaglyphs
Phosphor: 4 mm on top and right of stamp
|Cartor Security Printers, France
|150,000 stamp sheets
|South African Post Office
The word Suchomimus means crocodile mimic and is derived from the dinosaurs resemblance to crocodilians that ate mainly fish. Suchomimus was a large fish-eating animal, which is believed to have grown to about 12 metres long. It occurred along the riverbanks and lakeshores of inland Africa during the late Cetaceous period, which is the geological time period from about 144 to 65 million years ago.
Afrovenator means African hunter. It is a genus of megalosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of northern Africa. It was a bipedal predator with sharp teeth and three claws on each hand. Judging from the one known skeleton, this dinosaur was approximately nine meters long from snout to tail tip. The skeleton was found in Niger and is housed at the University of Chicago.
Heterodontosaurus means different-toothed lizard. It is a genus of small herbivorous dinosaur with prominent canine teeth and lived in Africa in the Early Jurassic, which is the geological time period from about 210 to140 million years ago. An interesting feature of this dinosaur, which gave rise to its name, is that it had three different types of teeth.
Jobaria was a primtive, long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur from the early Cretaceous Period. Its remains were discovered in the Sahara desert in 1997. Named after Jobar, a creature of local legends, this dinosaur is estimated to have been about 18 metres long.
Ouranosaurus, meaning brave lizard was an iguanodont that lived during the early Cretaceous period about 110 million years ago in Africa. Iguanodonts were herbivorous dinosaurs that lived from the mid-Jurassic to Late Cretaceous periods. Ouranosaurus was about seven metres long and weighed about four tons. Two complete fossils were found in 1966. The animal was named in 1976 by French palaeontologist, Phillipe Taquet
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