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Issue Date 04.03.2020
ID Michel: Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: Category: pR
Designer Tibor Zoltán Petényi
Stamps in set 6
Value HUF 200 - Hungarobatrachus Sukachi
HUF 200 - Mochlodon vorosi
HUF 200 - Bauxitornis mindszentyae
HUF 200 - Atractosteus
HUF 200 - Foxemys trabanti
HUF 200 - Doratodon carcharidens

HUF 200 - on the date of issue, this can be used as a supplementary  denomination.
Size (width x height) 40mm x 30 mm, Mini Sheet size 150mm x 88mm
Layout Mini Sheet of 6 stamp
Products FDC x1, Imperforated M/S x1
Paper Gummed postage stamp paper
Print Technique Miniature sheet: 4-color offset
Printed by ANY Security Printing Company
Quantity 50.000 Mini Sheets, 4.000 numbered Imperforated Mini sheets
Issuing Authority Magyar Posta
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Hungary 2020

On the March 4th, 2020 Hungarian Post issued a Mini-Sheet with six stamps of prehistoric animals, which fossils are excavated at Bakony region. This is the second issue, following the concept begun in 2018. Mochlodon vorosi dinosaur on postmark of Hungary 2020
In the spring of 2000, after much preliminary information collecting and research, the first dinosaur fossils in modern Hungary were unearthed from a sandstone formation at Iharkút in the Bakony Mountains. After the initial finds, more fossils came to light, and in the subsequent years, in addition to numerous small collecting trips, research camps lasting several weeks were regularly organized, where contiguous skeletons and several thousand individual bones and teeth were found.

The design of the six stamps of the souvenir sheet shows the following creatures in this order:
Hungarobatrachus szukacsi (meaning "Hungarian frog") is an extinct genus of advanced frog, which lived during the upper Cretaceous period. This genus was named by Zoltán Szentesi and Márton Venczel in 2010.

Mochlodon vorosi (shown on the postmark too), a genus of iguanodont dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous. This specie was described from the Santonian aged Csehbánya Formation of Hungary in 2012.

Bauxitornis mindszentyae, an extinct genus of a bird which lived in what is now Hungary during Santonian aged of the late Cretaceous period

Foxemys trabanti belonged to side-neck turtles, a group that retracts their head horizontally to the side instead of vertically, originating in the South-American part of the ancient Gondwanan supercontinent. (

Doratodon carcharidens, terrestrial crocodilians from Mesozoic period, it is an enigmatic crocodilian of the European Late Cretaceous faunas and the best preserved remains are that of Doratodon carcharidens from Austria.

Imperforated Mini-Sheet with red numbering
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on FDC of Hungary 2020 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on imperforated stamps of Hungary 2020

References: Hungarian Post:  PDF

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