Saturday, January 9, 2010

Stamp-sized elephants

The Siculo-Maltese endemic Pleistocene elephant Elephas (Palaeoloxodon) falconeri Busk, 1867 is featured on the new set of definitive stamps from Maltapost Plc. Perhaps purely coincidentally, the miniature size of the animal is reflected in the stamp's denomination.

For philatelists, more information on this set can be found here. Skeletal remains of the animal can be seen at the Għar Dalam Museum.

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