Ryukyu-Yamagame : Japan Nature Conservation Series IX
A postage stamp on the Nature Conservation Series “Ryukyu Yamagame” :
Issued 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 “Ryukyu-yamagame” (mountain tortoise).
Colour : Multicolour
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 50 Yen
Printing Process : Photogravure & Engraved
Perforation : 13
- Ryukyu–yamagame (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.