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Favorite extinct animal mounts?

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by thylacinelover, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. What are some of your favorite extinct animal mounts?

    Mine are:
    Fuegian Dog(Judging by the image, they were very ugly animals,but they were also very interesting too though):
    http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/07/identifying_fuegian_dogs.php
    http://patagoniamonsters.blogspot.com/2009/10/fuegian-dog.html

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    The above is the only mount that I know of unfortunately. It's ashame they didn't save more specimens.

    Falkland Island Fox(What an adorable little guy! :) )
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    Hokkaido Wolf
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    Newfoundland Wolf
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  2. Light Rail Coyote

    Light Rail Coyote Active Member

    Shame that so many of the older mounts are in poor condition. Would love to see a professional modern taxidermist do a recreation of any or all of them!
     

  3. Yeah. Alot of them are pretty gross looking,but some look nice or atleast decent to me.
     
  4. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    so sad the taxidermist were so unskilled back then...sculpting on most everything from the 50's on back was subpar...however there were a few exceptions
     
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  5. The Ones I personally think look good or decent are:

    Thylacines
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    Newfoundland Wolf

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    and the two of the warrah from messybeast.com
     
  6. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    Too bad the Yellowstone wolves aren't there.
     
  7. Too bad these species are there. We should be saving species,not killing off more. It's ashame people will never get to see live thylacine,warrah, Japanese wolves, or any of the other species above. We don't need to add another species to the list of animals people will never be able to see again.
     
  8. Not sure if these would count as taxidermy since they are all of prehistoric animals but I thought they were interesting:
    Reproduction of a Mesonyx at the London Museum of Natural History:
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    Reproduction of an Andrewsarchus at the Field Museum in Chicago
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    Andrewsarchus Reproduction from Masai Gallery
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    Reproduction of Pakicetus at Ark Encounter Museum
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    And some of Dire Wolves:
    Reproduction of Dire Wolf from Clark County Heritage Museum
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    And these models have no fur so I'm not sure if they count but I'll share them anyway:
    Reproduction of Dire Wolf from Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits
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    Dire Wolf Reproduction from Dinosaur Valley in England
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  9. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

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  10. cynpeterson

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    Ken Walker's Irish Elk
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    Artist unknown, Megantereon Natural History Museum, Basel
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  11. cynpeterson, Thanks for letting know about Blue Rhino Studios. I like quite a few of their works.

    Blue Rhino Studios:
    Amphicyon (Bear-Dog)
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    Amphicyon major
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    Hemicyon (Dog-Bear)
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    Pachyena which looks nice but I'm slightly concerned by how similar they made it to modern day hyenas since it was a mesonychid (early hoofed-animal ancestors) and not a hyena.

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    Other:
    I can't find the source of them but someone posted them in a thylacine group I'm in on Facebook.

    Thylacinus potens ("Powerful Thylacine")
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    Top right corner is another species of Thylacinus, but possibly also Thylacinus potens. Unfortunately the whole model is not in the photo.

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    Some non-replica taxidermy:

    Austro-Hungarian Wolf
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    Texas Wolf (Unfortunately no picture in color or better quality exists)
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  12. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    I personally like more recently extinct that may not be... passenger pigeon, ivory billed woodpecker, tasmanian tiger, eskimo curlew. Also the dodo bird