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01 October 2008
25/2008
Miniature Sheet

Stamp Collecting Month: Megafauna - Miniature Sheet

Australia
This issue focuses on Australia's megafauna - an extraordinary range of giant creatures that roamed the Australian continent many thousands and even millions of years ago and became extinct between 20,000 and 50,000 years ago (with the exception of the Tasmanian Tiger). Many of these animals, including the marsupial lion and the large kangaroo, briefly co-existed with humans - a fact, some scientists hypothesise, that may have contributed to their extinction. Others hypothesise that climate change may have caused their extinction, although this argument does not account for the fact that megafaunal species survived two million years of climatic oscillations, including a number of arid glacial periods, before their sudden extinction.

 

Technical Information

Issue Date: 2008-10-01
FDI Withdrawal Date: 2008-10-29
Denominations:
Designer: Peter Trusler
Printer: Energi Print
Paper: Tullis Russell
Paper (self-adhesive): B100 (booklets) / B90 (roll)
Printing Process: Lithography
Size: 160mm x 90mm
Performations:
Sheet Layout:
Special Feature:
National Postmark: Monash University, Vic 3800
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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