Paleontology is the scientific study of fossil remains of plants and animals. Its main task is to study and reconstruct on the basis of the found remains the habitus, biological features, methods of nutrition and reproduction of extinct animals, as well as to restore the course of their biological evolution.
Fossils of a large variety of theroid reptiles of different eras of the Earth geological history have been found on the territory of modern-day Russia and characterized.
The postal stamps provide images of fossil remains and reconstructed images of Inostrancevia, Pliosaurus rossicus, the woolly mammoth and the Giant Deer.
In addition to the issue of the postal stamps, JSC Marka
will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Saratov, Yaroslavl, Sevastopol and Orenburg, as well as an illustrated envelope with a sheet with formatted margins (2nd
form of issuance with partial varnish) and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside.
Design Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 40 rubles each stamp
Stamp size: 65×32.5 mm, sheet size: 150×157 mm.
Emission form: sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 60 thousand stamps each (30 thousand sheets each) (1st form of issuance ); 11 thousand stamps each (5.5 thousand sheets each) (2nd form of issuance).