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Posted 01/08/2012   12:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, nethryk

Here are two more from IFNI



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Posted 01/19/2012   08:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Chinese Five-banded Civet (Viverra zibetha hainana), printed by lithogravure, and issued by Hong Kong on May 4, 1982, Scott No. 369.

- nethryk

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Posted 02/04/2012   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Five-banded Civet

Is that the one that they (them people) make coffee out of the droppings from?


That Hungarian Badger earlier reminded me of my childhood animal stories for some reason.
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Posted 02/04/2012   10:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A Finland 1997 (paratrooper!) Siberian Flying Squirrel (Pteromys Volans) on an ATM (FRAMA) stamp with a nice postmark from Helsinki on Dec 23, 1998.



Better leave some nuts out for Santa!
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Posted 02/06/2012   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Post moved to Horns and Hooves thread as per nethryk's correct suggestion below.

Animals with Horns and Hooves thread here:
http://goscf.com/t/22579
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Edited by Puzzler - 05/13/2012 7:36 pm
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Posted 02/06/2012   6:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Puzzler - It's your thread, so it's your call, but I would suggest that maybe we should create a separate thread for horned and hoofed mammals like impalas, deer, etc., as they aren't exactly "small" animals. What do you think?

Here is an image of a stamp depicting Alpine Marmots (Marmota marmota), a species of marmot found in mountainous areas of central and southern Europe, designed by Czech artist Josef Balaz, engraved by Bedrich Housa, and issued by Czechoslovakia on September 25, 1959 as one of a set of five stamps commemorating the 10th anniversary of Tatra National Park, Scott No. 933, SG No. 1112. Note that the Latin name of this species is misspelled on the stamp.

- nethryk

PS @Puzzler - Good call!



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Posted 02/15/2012   10:55 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Historically, the rodent with big teeth that helped build Canada...



...today, the scourge of many a cottager.
The beaver!
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Posted 02/15/2012   11:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cream-coloured Giant Squirrel (Ratufa affinis) from the 2007 flora & fauna definitives of Singapore


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Posted 02/15/2012   11:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From the same series
Banded Leaf Monkey (Presbytis femoralis)




Large Indian Civet (Viverra zibetha)

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Posted 02/16/2012   05:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are images of a couple of stamps depicting small mammals, designed and engraved by Pierre Béquet, and issued by Mauritania on July 6, 1963.

- nethryk

Aardvark (Orycteropus afer), common in sub-Saharan Africa, Scott No. 141.


Crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata), extant in mainland Italy, Sicily, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, Scott No. 143.
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Dollman's Tree Mouse (Prionomys batesi), is a nocturnal and arboreal mouse from Central Africa which feeds on ants. Few individuals have been captured for study, and much about this animal's behavior is still unknown. Here is an image of a stamp depicting a Dollman's Tree Mouse, designed by P. Martial, printed by photogravure (Delrieu), and issued by Central African Republic on September 15, 1966, Scott No. 75, Y&T No. 77.

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From Australia-

the platypus



and short-beaked echidna

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Posted 02/20/2012   05:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Japanese river otter (Lutra lutra whiteleyi) is a variety of otter formerly widespread in Japan, but it is now classified as "critically endangered," and may in fact already be extinct. This stamp was printed by combined engraving and lithogravure, and issued by Japan on June 25, 1974, Scott No. 1171.

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Here is an image of a stamp depicting a badger, which I believe to be an Asian or sand badger (Meles leucurus), native to the Korean peninsula (among other places), designed by Kang Choon-whan, printed by lithogravure, and issued by (South) Korea on December 15, 1966, Scott No. 502, SG No. 676.

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