1. Welcome to Taxidermy.net, Guest!
    We have put together a brief tutorial to help you with the site, click here to access it.

Shark skeletons + new website

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Vkvz, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Vkvz

    Vkvz New Member

    Hey all,
    Here are a couple of skeletons we articulated over the past few months.

    Blacktip shark skeleton (Carcharhinus melanopterus). This specimen is on display at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, UK.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Undulate ray skeleton (Raja undulata). This one is on display at the Museum of Natural History of Bourges, France.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    School shark skeleton (Galeus galeorhinus). On display at the Bourges Museum as well. I'm especially happy about how this one turned out :)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And as mentioned in the title, I also have a new website over here:
    http://www.kraniata.com/home
    You'll also find a link to our facebook/instagram there.

    Cheers!
     
  2. btr

    btr Member

    176
    0
    Amazing work!
     

  3. AH7

    AH7 New Member

    1,281
    2
    Listen, you need to publish a book with these! This is the most amazing work and would be of real scientific value.

    Fantastic.
     
  4. Vkvz

    Vkvz New Member

    Thanks guys!! :)
    Great Skulls, thanks for the tip, actually I already had something like that in mind. Just need to prep more material before I give it more serious thoughts. Of course I'm never going to prep every single species, but I would like to cover majors chondrichthyan groups at least. So it's still some time ahead, but it'll most likely be done at some point! :)
     
  5. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    I agree. I can't imagine the incredible time and patience devoted to these. I think they would be hugely appreciated by the scientific community.
     
  6. fogbound

    fogbound Member

    Very, very nice work!!
     
  7. That's really wild and impressive - skeletons of creatures that don't even have bones!
     
  8. Vkvz

    Vkvz New Member

    Thanks all! :D
    Regarding the scientific community, sure, although for the past few years a group of US researchers have been CT-Scanning stuff like crazy, and they have data for a lot of species. They didn't make their way in published litterature yet as far as I know, but I've seen a lot of preliminary results at a couple of meetings and did some talking with people involved, and the data really looks fantastic. But for one thing the technique doesn't do well with juveniles/poorly calcifed species (and there's a lot of those) and then imho no digital data will ever replace good old physical prep :D
     
  9. These look fantastic Seb, you mastered chondros !! ;) Seems that things are turning very well on your side, happy of it !
    I agree that no digital data nor printed specimens will replace a true one.

    Dissections go well here, and I was able to get some little specimens for me too, so I got a couple additions to my collection. Should send you a mail...
     
  10. ostealmania

    ostealmania New Member

    27
    0
    tokyo
    Coooool!
    Amazing work Thanks Vkvz!!