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Prosimians - Show Your Lemur, Galago, Potto And Other Prosimians On Stamps

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Posted 12/09/2022   02:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A well designed and attractive set shows Prosimians was issued by the Comoro Island in 1998:

Gray Mouse Lemur (Microcebus murinus)
Black Lemur (Eulemur macaco)
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)
Potto (Perodicticus potto)
Red Ruffed Lemur (Varecia rubra)
Indri (Indri indri)
Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata)
Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)
Spectral Tarsier (Tarsius spectrum or Tarsius tarsier)







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Posted 12/13/2022   02:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta), issued by Antigua & Barbuda on March 1, 1994 to celebrate centenary of the Sierra Club:


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Posted 12/16/2022   10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Verreaux's sifaka

The Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) also called white sifaka, is a one of the lemur families, the Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rainforest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests.

This is the best Sifaka stamp I have. It designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon and issued by Madagascar on December 9, 1961:

Madagascar, Issued on December 6, 1963
Madagascar, issued in 1999 (probably illegal)
Liberia, issued on February 8, 1999
Maldives Islands, issued on July 20, 1993:



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Posted 12/19/2022   05:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a group of items shows the prosimian Spectral Tarsier (Tarsius spectrum), a species of tarsier found on the island of Selayar in Indonesia.

Flora and Fauna day, issued by Indonesia on November 5, 1998:

This SS issued by Indonesia on March 19, 1999 to publicize the Melbourne stamps exhibition '99:

Laos, issued on March 4, 1993:

Spectral Tarsier, issued by North Korea on March 25, 2000 (the other stamp shows Patas monkey). The stamps were issued in a small sheet in booklet. Enclosed the booklet cover shows the Tarsier:

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The Sunda Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang) is a prosimian primate and a species of slow loris native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore and other SE Asian countries. Here is a selection of stamps shows the Loris:

Slow Loris, issued by Malaysia on August 7, 2000 to publicize the International Union of Forestry Research Organisation's Conference, Kuala Lumpur:


Slow Loris, issued by Vietnam on February 26, 1984 and December 1984:


Flora and fauna of Manipur and Tripura, issued by India on March 31, 2000 to publicize the Indepex Asiana 2000 International Stamp Exhibition, Calcutta:


Slow Loris, issued by Thailand on December 26, 1982 to publicize the national wild animal preservation day:
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Sunda Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang), issued by Malaysia on December 2, 1996 to publicize the stamp week:



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Lemurs, issued by Guinea on March 28, 2001:

Crowned Lemur (Eulemur coronatus)
Blue-eyed Black Lemur (Eulemur flavifrons)
White-headed Brown Lemur (Eulemur albifrons)
Mongoose Lemur (Eulemur mongoz)
Sanford's Brown Lemur (Eulemur sanfordi)
Common Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus)






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The Botanic and Zoologic Park of Tsimbazaza is a zoo and botanical garden in southern Antananarivo, Madagascar, that houses the finest collection of Madagascan wildlife, with several unique species on display. Among them, a small group of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) living freely on an island.

A set of stamps and SS were issued by Madagascar on August 22, 1988 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Tsimbazaza zoo:



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Posted 01/01/2023   11:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Prosimians, issued by Madagascar on December 6, 1983:

Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)
Gray Mouse Lemur (Microcebus murinus)
Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata, Lemur variegata)
Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)
Indri, called Babakoto (Indri indri)
Potto (Perodicticus potto)






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Posted 01/07/2023   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) on different souvenir sheets from Angola 2000, Grenada 1999, Uzbekistan 2009, Liberia 2001and Hungary 1997:








The Ring-tailed Lemur is shown on the right margin:
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Posted 01/11/2023   12:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not many postmarks in my Prosimian collection, only two or maybe three:

Tarsier in Frankfurt zoo, Germany, meter from 1983:

Other type of the above meter, but this one from 1984 publicizes the Frankfurt zoo:

A couple of Lemurs or other prosimians? not sure! any way, postmark publicizes the Koln zoo in Germany, 1983:

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The indri (Indri indri), also called the babakoto, is one of the largest living lemurs. It is a diurnal tree-dweller related to the sifakas and, like all lemurs, it is native to Madagascar.

Indri, issued by Madagascar on December 4, 2003:

Indri on maxicard affixed with a WWF stamp issued by Madagascar on April 18, 1988:

Indri on stamps issued by St. Vincent Grenadines in 1997 to publicize the Sierra Club, an environmental organization:

Indri on banknote of 2500 Francs / 500 Ariary issued by Madagascar in 1993:

Indri on cover sent from Madagascar to France in 1983:
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Posted 01/14/2023   11:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Red Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus) and Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta), issued by Cuba on February 28, 2020:

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Posted 01/20/2023   10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) on different stamps from Madagascar 2004, Japan 2013, Jersey 1971, UN 2007, Poland 2005, Cook Islands 1993, Ghana 1996 and Nicaragua 1996:







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Posted 01/27/2023   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) also called white sifaka, is a medium-sized primate in one of the lemur families, the Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rainforest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests.

Ghana, issued on April 15, 1996:

Suriname, issued on December 13, 2006 and on October 2, 2010:


Centenary of Rotary international, issued by Madagascar on February 23, 2005:
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