Ogasawara Flying Fox : Japan Nature Conservation Series IV

A postage stamp on the Nature Conservation Series “Bonin fruit bat:

Bonin Flying Fox (fruit bat) : Ogasawara Giant BatIssued by Japan

Issued on Nov 15, 1974

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 20 Yen

Size of impression : 25 mm x 35.5 mm

Quantity issued : 40,000,000 stamps

About : 

  • As the fourth in the Nature Conservation Series, a 20 yen postage stamp depicting “Ogasawara Flying Fox” will be issued.
  • Ogasawara Flying Fox (Pteropers pselaphon) is found distributed in the Ogasawara Islands and Iwo Islands. Due to the land development its number has recently been decreased. It measures about 20 cm in length with an expanse of wing-membrane measuring 130 cm across. Hanging downward, dark brown hairs grow long sticked on the body and about the breast silvery grey hairs are found mingled among them.
  • It was designated as natural monument in 1969.

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