Aug 20, 2012

Korea FDC on "The Age of Dinosaurs (3rd)"

First Day Cover
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South Korea

The Age of Dinosaurs (3rd)

Date of Issue : 9 August 2012

This stamp issue features the Cretaceous dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era.The Cretaceous Period, spans from about 145 million years ago to 65 million years ago.

As an herbivorous dinosaur known as a dome-headed dinosaur, it is characterized by very thick skull that resembled a dome. Pachycephalosaurus lived in U.S. and Canada, grew to be about 8 meters long and weighted 1~2 tons.

As a carnivorous dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period, it is one of the most frightening and fiercest dinosaurs. Tyrannosaurus lived in U.S. and Canada, grew up to 10~14 m long and weighted 4.5~7 tons.

As an omnivorous dinosaur of the Cretaceous Period, Oviraptor was named “egg stealer” and characterized by a crest on its skull. Oviraptor was 1.5~2.5 m long and weighted 25~35 kg, which has been found in Mongolia.

As an herbivore of the late Cretaceous Period, Protoceratops is characterized by a large skull with a frill comparable to its body size. Protoceratops lived in Mongolia and China, was 1.8 m long and weighted 150 kg.

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