** UPDATE: July 17, 2018 **


 
Only two months have past since the previous update, and not all that many new issues.
But I have decided to put this online now, rather than waiting for more. A number of new sets have been issued recently, and I have had problems in the past with keeping large updates well organized.
Apart from the new issues, I have been able to add Michel catalogue numbers for prolific countries like Guinea, Niger, and Togo.
New genera: Coronocephalus, Encrinus, Eusaurosphargis, Hippotherium, Mesolimulus, Mixopterus, Utahceratops,
 
New Issues:
Central African Republic (fossils)
Korea (North)
Mozambique ('flying dinosaurs')
Guinea-Bissau (St. Petersburg Museum)
Maldives (dinosaurs)
Mozambique (Museum Berlin)

** UPDATE: May 19, 2018 **


 
Less than two months, and already enough new issues for an update.
And with the exception of the Czech Republic stamp, only more colourful pictures from the same countries. I sometimes wonder if it is't high time to give up stamp collecting.
Perhaps the next update will be more interesting.
New genera: Albertonectes, Bramatherium, Edestus, Jamoytius, Pituriaspis, Psephoderma.
 
New Issues:
Central African Republic (2017, extinct animals)
Chad (extinct species)
Djibouti (2017, aquatic prehistoric animals)
Mozambique (2018, dinosaurs)
Sao Tome e Principe (2017, stamp on stamp)
Sierra Leone (2018, stamp on stamp)
Solomon Islands (Ch. Darwin)
Central African Republic (2018, aquatic prehistoric animals)
Czech Republic
Guinea (2017, dinosaurs)
Mozambique (2018, extinct animals)
Sierra Leone (2017, aquatic animals)
Sierra Leone (2018, extinct animals)
Togo (2018, dinosaurs)

** UPDATE: April 1, 2018 **


 
A very small update, this one. But necessary. When I thoroughly checked what I put online last week, I discovered a number of errors, including two 'page not found'. Shame on me.
Anyway, these links work now. I had also overlooked a North Korean issue, a very nice Nepal issue, and interesting issues from France and Slovenia.
New genera: Brachypotherium, Dorcatherium, Giraffokeryx, Hemibos, Pachyportax.
 
New Issues:
France
Nepal
Korea (North)
Slovenia

** UPDATE: March 24, 2018 **


 
I have not updated my site for a long, long time and I hope my viewers have not giving up on me.
I ran into problems with updating at a period when family health matters took much of my attention.
When I finally got around to addressing the problem, it turned out that my site had grown too big for the hosting package. I also had problems with the settings of new software.
As a result of all this, my files were a mess. But at least I got most of the problems dealt with, so in the near future I will check this update, and will add more issues that have appeared in the last few weeks.
New genera: Angustinaripterus, Atopodentatus, Atrociraptor, Bananogmius, Cretoxyrhina, Corythoraptor, Domeykodactylus, Eousdryosaurus, Gigantoraptor, Harpactognathus, Ichthyovenator, Kryptodrakon, Kulindadromeus, Lacusovagus, Liaonongosaurus, Machairoceratops, Meganeuropsis, Nemicopterus, Parexus, Pelagornis, Protospyraena, Qianzhousaurus, Rapetosaurus, Ruyangosaurus, Sauroposeidon, Seirocrinus, Sinoceratops, Sinosaurus, Spinops, Tianchisaurus, Tiktaalik, Tongtianlong, Zygophyseter.
 
New Issues:
Armenia
Central African Republic (dinosaurs)
Central African Republic (minerals, amber)
Chad
China
Djibouti (Darwin)
Germany
Guinea (neanderthal man)
Guinea (dinosaurs)
Guinea (dinosaurs)
Guinea (Ch. Darwin, hominids)
Guinea-Bissau (extinct animals)
Maldives (flying dinosaurs)
Marshall Islands (national parks)
Niger (extinct animals)
Niger (aquatic animals)
Niger (Darwin)
Peru
Sao Tome e Principe
Sierra Leone (flying dinosaurs)
Sierra Leone (extinct animals)
Sierra Leone (dinosaurs)
Solomon Islands (2016)
Solomon Islands (dinosaurs 2017)
Solomon Islands (aquatic animals)
Togo (aquatic animals)
Togo (Darwin)
Togo (dinosaurs)
Central African Republic (aquatic animals)
Central African Republic (dinosaurs)
Chad (Darwin)
Chad (Dinosaurs)
Djibouti (dinosaurs)
Djibouti (extinct animals)
Djibouti (dinosaurs)
Guinea (dinosaurs)
Guinea (stamp on stamp)
Guinea ('flying dinosaurs')
Guinea-Bissau (dinosaurs)
Guinea-Bissau (more dinosaurs)
Maldives (dinosaurs)
Maldives (aquatic animals)
Mozambique
Niger (dinosaurs)
Niger (stamp on stamp)
Niger (aquatic animals)
Sao Tome e Principe (cartoon sauropod)
Sao Tome e Principe (dinosaurs)
Sierra Leone (dinosaurs)
Sierra Leone (stamps on stamps)
Slovenia
Solomon Islands (2017)
Solomon Islands (stamp on stamp)
Togo (dinosaurs)
Togo (more aquatic animals)
Turkey (Ankapark)

** UPDATE: February 21, 2017 **


 
Another twenty-five new issues. Of which twenty-one are yet more of the same from the same countries. Sigh. One would wish the UPU regulates how many stamps a country can issue. On top of that, there are still more similar issues that I have not described yet.
On the plus side is an interesting Brazilian issue showing fossil insects from the new Araripe geopark. Regrettably the names are not provided. I managed to find the name of the dragonfly, but I have not (yet) succeeded with the butterfly / moth. The Moldavian issue of four stamps plus a sheet brings us four species new to paleophilately.
New genera: Brachauchenius, Cordulagomphus, Crocuta, Dearchmara, Dinheirosaurus, Dolichopithecus, Gyrodus, Mandschurosaurus, Moropus, Palorchestes, Paracamelus, Tapirus, Tyrannotitan.
 
New Issues:
Brazil
Central African Republic (dinosaurs)
Djibouti (extinct animals)
Guinea 2008 (A.C. Clarke)
Guinea (dinosaurs)
Guinea-Bissau (dinosaurs)
Maldives (Darwin)
Niger (marine animals)
Niger (dinosaurs)
Sierra Leone (dinosaurs)
Sierra Leone (Darwin)
South Korea (baseball team mascot)
Ukraine
Central African Republic (aquatic animals)
Central African Republic (Spielberg)
Djibouti (aquatic animals)
Guinea (extinct species)
Guinea (vanished animals)
Guinea-Bissau (minerals - and fossils)
Moldavia
Niger (cave art)
Niger (stamp on stamp)
Sierra Leone (extinct animals)
Solomon Islands
Togo (dinosaurs)

** UPDATE: October 30, 2016 **


 
Pew, clearly I should NEVER have said that the number of new issues seemed to be going down. The past three months I have added over twenty new issues, and there are still a few more to go that I do not have good descriptions of yet.
I also have had to add quite a few genera to my lists. Fortunately, Wikipedia and other web sources yielded the required taxonomical data. Not to mention the images, many stamp designs seem to be straightforward copies from the internet.
Among the new issues is one from my home country. Of course it is exciting that natural history museum 'Naturalis' has managed to acquire the first Tyrannosaurus skeleton to be on permanent exhibit outside of North America. And these days it is understandable that a stamp issue commemmorates the fact. But why a limited availability sheet that costs more than twice the value of the stamps?
Spain is nearly as bad, with another optical gimmick-loaded set of four rather hideous 2 Euro stamps.
On the 'plus' side the 35-th International Geological Congress was held in South Africa. A very interesting issue shows aspects of the country's rich geology, with features such as the fossil-rich Karoo deposits and early hominid fossils.
New genera: Cloudina, Daphnogene, Eodicynodon, Europelta, Grewingkia, Ginkgoites, Glyptostrobus, Lukousaurus, Mesocetus, Neptunea, Nipponosaurus, Pelecanimimus, Plaesiomys, Pristerognathus, Proa, Procolophon, Pyroraptor, Raskya, Regaliceratops, Shastasaurus, Tapinocephalus, Tupandactylus, Udanoceratops, Ugrunaaluk.
 
New Issues:
Central African Republic (dinosaurs)
Croatia
Estonia
Gibraltar
Guinea-Bissau (dinosaurs)
Maldives
Mozambique (extinct animals)
Netherlands
Sao Tome e Principe (stamp on stamp)
Serbia
Sierra Leone (Spielberg)
South Africa
Central African Republic (fossils)
Cuba
France
Guinea-Bissau (aquatic animals)
Hungary
Mozambique (dinosaurs)
Mozambique (dinosaurs)
Niger
Sao Tome e Principe (dinosaurs)
Sierra Leone (water animals)
Sierra Leone (Darwin)
Spain

** UPDATE: July 31, 2016 **


 
It has been a while since the last update, the deluge of new issues seems to abate somewhat. To my surprise, this update does not include a single issue from the Central African Republic, Mozambique, Sao Tome, Sierra Leone, and the Solomon Islands. Which is fine by me, and for my budget.
Among the new issues is a sheet and booklet from Canada, with a mammal and an elasmosaur in spite of the title 'Dinosaurs'. I would expect them to know better. And in spite of the expensive limited edition collective sheet, the Romanian issue is also very interesting.
On the internet, I found some nice cancels and meter frankings, but regrettably I was not the only one who noticed and wanted them. Most of them sold for prices (well) outside my budget, but at least I got the scans for my lists, so I can illustrate them.
New genera: Acrotholus, Balaur, Cypretherium, Dakotaraptor, Kogaionon, Magyarosaurus, Mandarina, Siats, Silvianthemum, Similicaudipteryx, Styxosaurus, Theriosuchus, Tusoteuthis.
 
New Issues:
Canada, M.S. and booklet
Guinea
Japan
Niger
Serbia
Sweden
Togo (2015, dinosaurs)
Togo (2016, shells and fossils)
Djibouti
Guinea-Bissau
Niger
Romania
Slovenia
Togo (2015, aquatic creatures)
Togo (2016, dinosaurs)

** UPDATE: January 15, 2016 **


 
A rather diverse update, this one.
Of course, there are yet more issues from countries like the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome e Principe, and Togo. Fortunately, some of these show species new to paleophilately. Especially the Central African Republic 'fossils and dinosaurs' issue is actually quite interesting.
The Moroccan issue is also very good, with some very unusual species that I had never heard about.
Browsing internet auction sites for new issues sometimes yields unexpected bonuses. On a whim, I entered 'extinct animals' instead of 'prehistoric animals' as search phrase, and so chanced across a 1990 Tanzanian First Day Cover of an extinct animals set that turned out to have two prehistoric species, Megaloceros and Smilodon, on the cover. More details.
New genera: Aegirocassis, Aetomylaeus, Furca, Leedsichtys, Metaxytherium, Peytoia, Physeteridae, Prognathodon, Pseudocrinites, Ptychodus, Rana.
 
New Issues:
Central African Republic (stamp on stamp)
Central African Republic (cave paintings)
Cuba
Mozambique (stamp on stamp)
Sierra Leone (aquatic animals)
Central African Republic (aquatic reptiles)
Central African Republic (fossils)
Morocco
Sao Tome e Principe (Jurassic fauna)
Sierra Leone (extinct animals)

** UPDATE: November 15, 2015 **


 
This is probably the last update for 2015.
Mostly fairly straightforward, a fairly large number of new issues and relatively many new genera.
Two issues are older. A visitor of my site kindly informed me that I had overlooked a Belgian 2001 issue containing a stamp dedicated to P. Teilhard de Chardin with a hominid evolution sequence. And thanks to Michael Kogan from Paleophilatelie.eu I could also add a Mexican 2011 issue which for some reason includes a Tyrannosaurus(?) skeleton.
Cuba has issued a new set (six values plus M.S.) with interesting vertebrates from the Caribbean. I do not have this set in my collection yet, and a full description will have to wait until the next update.
New genera: Agujaceratops, Anzu, Aquilops, Aurornis, Avaceratops, Caiuajara, Changyuraptor, Darwinopterus, Dreadnoughtus, Eocasea, Lurdusaurus, Megalapteryx, Mercuriceratops, Nyasasaurus, Olorotitan, Paralititan, Rhinorex, Rugops, Tianyulong.
 
New Issues:
Belgium (2001)
Central African Republic
Guinea-Bissau
Mexico
Mozambique
Nepal
Sierra Leone (dinosaurs)
Solomon Islands
Togo (dinosaurs)
Belgium
Guinea
Maldives
Mozambique (dinosaurs)
Mozambique (aquatic animals)
Niger
Sierra Leone (fauna of West Africa)
Togo (extinct animals)
Togo (museum)

** UPDATE: September 2, 2015 **


 
A lot has happened since the last update. And regrettably much of it was bad news for me.
I had just about finished this update when the hard disk of my fairly new computer developed problems. Problems which spread so quickly that I could only rescue my data files, and not even all of them, before it failed completely. I know, I know, I should have had backups.
I had to send in my PC for a new hard disk. Which, to my surprise, was still covered by the warranty, and thus free.
So I was without email and internet for a number of weeks. Withdrawal symptoms. It is only when you are disconnected that you realise how dependent you are on internet access.
And when my PC was returned, it came without software except Windows. I had to re-install all software, copy all my data files back onto the hard disk, and get all the settings and preferences back to my liking.
 
As for the new issues, the only really spectacular one is so in a negative way. I am referring to the Spanish dinosaur set, which to me proves that designers are too keen on all kinds of gimmicks and that profit is more important than service. Four stamps with a high face value of 2 €., embossed spines on the Ankylosaurus, a UV fluorescent skeleton on the Triceratops, and truly hideous colours and 3D effects on the other two. AND the Tyrannosaurus stamp is printed in sheets with a pictorial margin, containing 12 of them.
From Portugal there is a new franking machine label set. With three different labels and a number of postal rates also a costly addition to the collection.
Not yet listed here is a new mega-issue by Sierra Leone. It consists of a number of sets, each six stamps in a small sheet plus two miniature sheets. One of these shows dinosaurs, which is fine, the subject of the others is recent animals. The nasty trick is that on the margin of many sheets a dinosaur is shown.
A positive note is that I finally found the Tanzanian 'cultural heritage' set with the Laetoli footprints for sale.
New genera: Cheloniceras Cleoniceras Daeodon, Merychyus, Myotragus, Promicroceras, Prosthennops, Stenomylus.
 
New Issues:
Canada (dinosaurs M.S. and booklet)
Guinea-Bissau (dinosaurs)
Marshall Islands (dinosaur skeletons)
Nevis (mammals)
Niger (marine animals)
Portugal (franking machine labels)
Solomon Islands (2013, kangaroos)
Spain (2015, dinosaurs)
Togo (von Brandt, mammoth)
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau (prehistoric man)
Mozambique (2012 prehistoric man)
Niger (dinosaurs)
Niger (extinct animals)
Singapore
Spain (2001, Atapuerca skull)
Spain (2015, Altamira)
Togo (dinosaurs)