Ryukyu-Yamagame

A postage stamp on the Nature Conservation Series “RyukyuYamagame” :

1203 Ryukyu-Yamagame Tortoise [Nature conservation] Japan Stamp 1976Issued by Japan

Issued on Mar 25, 1976

Issued for : As the 9th in the Nature Conservation Series a 50 yen postage stamp will be issued depicting “Ryukyuyamagame” (mountain tortoise).

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 50 Yen

Printing Process : Photogravure & Engraved

Perforation : 13

About : 

  • Ryukyuyamagame (Geoemyda spengleri japonica) breeds only in Okinawa Main Island. Though fresh water reptile, it rarely gets into water and lives in the woods. It feeds on earthworms, underground worms, buds, seed and nuts. About 10 cm long, the carapace is oblong and serrated bearing three stripes of narrow vertical protuberance on it. It is also called Yanbarugame in Okinawa Main Island. Designated as natural monument on June 26, 1975.

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