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thematic philately : Carnivores (except cats, dogs)

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Carnivora is an order of placental mammals that have specialized in primarily eating flesh. Its members are formally referred to as carnivorans, though some species are omnivorous, such as raccoons and bears, and quite a few species such as pandas are specialized herbivores. The word is derived from Latin carn (flesh) and vorare (to devour), it refers to any meat-eating organism. The order Carnivora is the fifth largest order of mammals and one of the more successful members of the group; it comprises at least 279 species living on every major landmass and in a variety of habitats, ranging the cold polar regions to the hyper-arid region of the Sahara Desert to the open seas. They come in a huge array of different body plans in contrasting shapes and sizes. The smallest carnivoran is the least weasel (Mustela nivalis) with a body length of about 11 cm and a weight of about 25g. The largest is the southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina), with adult males weighing up to 5000 kg and measuring up to 6.7 m.
1967005: 3 F - Lions Clubs International: 50th anniversary
1972012: 3 F - Fairy Tales - Reynard the Fox
1978016: 5F+25c - Caritas Reverse glass painting - St. Mark - semi postal stamp
2002035: 0.45+0,05€ - Wildlife - Red fox - semi postal stamp
2003025: 0.60+0,10€ - Wildlife in Fields & Forests - Raccoon - semi postal stamp
2013018: 0.20 - Felines - Sumatran tiger

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