Armenia 2022 "Flora and fauna of the ancient world (VI)"
Stanley Gibbons: ,
Yvert & Tellier: ,
|Stamps in set
Dram 220- Triceratops
Dram 280- Liopleurodon
|Size (width x height)
||40mm x 24mm
||Two sheets 10 stamp each
||FDC x1 MS x2
On April 4, 2022, the Post Authority of Armenia issued the 6th
in their multi-year set (started in 2017
) "Flora and Fauna of the Ancient World".
It is a pity that like past stamps in this series, with the exception of the stamp depicting
Mammuthus trogontherii in 2019
the animals selected have absolutely nothing to do with Armenia.
Fossils of Triceratops
are only known from western USA
was the apex predator of the Middle to Late Jurassic seas that covered Europe.
is one of the most recognizable of all dinosaurs.
This herbivorous dinosaur lived during the Cretacous period, about 68 million years ago in what is now North America.
It is one of the last-known non-avian dinosaur genera, and became extinct in the Cretaceous–Paleogene
extinction event 66 million years ago.
The name Triceratops, literally means 'three-horned face'.
The dinosaur was up to 9 meters long and 12 metric tons in weight.
It shared the landscape with and was most likely preyed upon by Tyrannosaurus
was genus of large, carnivorous marine reptile belonging to the
Pliosauroidea, a clade of short-necked plesiosaurs.
It lived during the Late Jurassic Period 166 to 155 million year ago.
It was the apex predator of the Middle to Late Jurassic seas that covered Europe.
fossils have been found mainly in
some fossils also known from Germany
The largest species, Liopleurodon ferox
, is estimated to have grown up to 6.4 metres in length.
Stamps of Armenia
Many thanks to
Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, for the draft page review.