Dinosaurs and their traces, fossil found places, paleontologists on stamps and postmarks of Bolivia
, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked
country located in western-central South America.
It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil
to the southeast by Paraguay
, to the south by
, to the southwest by Chile
and to the northwest by Peru
Although only one-third of the country is located in the Andean
mountain range, its largest city and principal economic centers are in
Bolivia was formerly known as Upper Peru and became an independent
republic on 6 August 1825.
It has produced its own stamps since 1867.
Stamps from Bolivia are marked as Correos de Bolivia.
Tensions between Chile and Bolivia have influenced both country's stamps and postal history.
So far dinosaurs have appeared on stamps of Bolivia only twice in 1997 and 2012.
Bolivia issues FDCs in very limited quantities.
For example, only 200
covers were issued for the 2012 dinosaur stamps.
Official stamps of Bolivia related to Paleontology: dinosaurs, fossils, paleontologist
is a department of Bolivia located in the center south.
It borders on the departments of Cochabamba, Tarija, Potosí, and Santa Cruz.
The departmental capital is Sucre, which is also the constitutional capital of Bolivia.
footprints are found there.
The footprints and dinosaurs who left these footprints are depicted on the stamps issued in
They were also used in the illustration for the 2007 Tourism, Tourist destinations,
Tourist Departments – Chuquisaca” issue.
 Alcide Charles Victor Marie Dessalines d'Orbigny
(6 September 1802 – 30 June 1857) was a French naturalist who made major contributions in
many areas, including zoology (including malacology), paleontology
geology, archaeology and anthropology.
He was also the first person to describe planktonic foraminifera from modern oceans.
Other stamps to consider: fossil found places
"Tourism, tourist destinations, Tourist Departments - Chuquisaca" 
||06.09.2013 "Conservation Association of Torotoro, 25th Anniversary" [A1]
[A1] The Conservation League Torotoro (ACT), was founded on June 10, 1988, in order to
promote the conservation, protection and proper management of flora and fauna, paleontological
resources and natural beauty of the area Torotoro.
are depicting on FDC
and commemorative postmark.
Commemorative postmarks and meter franking of Bolivia related to Paleontology: dinosaurs, contributors to Paleontology
Legend is here
- [R1] Bolivia:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Bolivia:
Links to official website of Post Authority, stamp catalog and list of new stamps of Bolivia
- [R3] Alcide Charles Victor Marie Dessalines d'Orbigny:
Many thanks to
Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his very valuable comments.