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In the fascinating world of Natural History, we seek to present rare and exceptional pieces, reflecting the 40 years experience of collecting outstanding aesthetic and precious specimen from all over the world - for the collector and for those who love nature. Here you will find pieces of extraordinary beauty that will be the dream of any decorator. Each piece is different and unique which will make a difference for the history and meaning that these pieces have - and this represents the essence of "One of a Kind" shop.

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Morpho achilles, cisseis and peleides dome

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A superb Morpho achilles, cisseis and peleides Glass dome.

This is a beautiful composition with blue and black magnificent Morpho butterflies.

Four Morpho achilles from Perú

One Morpho cisseis from Perú

One Morpho peleides from Colombia.

One of a Kind handmade piece.

Ctenocella Pectinata - Sea fan

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Ctenocella Pectinata natural gorgonne with a shape reminiscent of the lyre - the musical instrument - comes from the Indian Ocean - in this case from Broome, Northwestern Australia.

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a flexible and hard skeleton, called gorgonin, does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop - but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of the water flow. 

Giant Septarian Sphere Polished

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This beautiful big septarian sphere polished from Madagascar in contrast exterior colors.

Septarias are prehistoric marine nodules of bio sedimentary origin followed by dehydration during diagenesis, which today are found as large pebbles in clay soil. The creation of a Septarian is a succession of events along millions years, they form around a core of organic matter (plant or animal).

Sediments continue to settle on the nodule, compacting it under their weight which will flatten it and expel water, while inside micro-cracks begin to form, amplified by tectonic movements. It is in these shrinkage slots that over time dissolved minerals will crystallize.

Its name comes from the Latin "septum" which means partition, barrier, indeed, the polishing of the nodule reveals and sublimates its elegant marbling of black calcite, millions of years that offer these sumptuous minerals, each piece is unique!

Kambamba Jasper obelisk

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Kambamba Jasper obelisk, from Kambamba – Madagascar.

Spectacular green and black eyes pattern with “swirling” colours it is a very sought piece! Kambamba Jasper, also known as Kambamba Stone, Crocodile Jasper or Green Stromatolite Jasper - due to its colour and pattern - is an extremely old stone dating back to 3 billion years ago.

Nowadays it is considered a fossil classified as a stromatolite because of the fossilised algae that created this mineral.

Kambamba is a very energizing stone wich activates our root and heart chakras, achieving an emotional balance throughout the day.

Mounted in a handmade bronze base - a highly decorative piece!

Cymothoe sangaris dome

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Glass dome with three Cymothoe sangaris butterflies.

Cymothoe sangaris, the blood-red glider, is a species of butterfly from the Nymphalidae family found in Central Africa.

Kambamba Jasper bowl

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Kambamba Jasper bowl, from Kambamba – Madagascar.

Spectacular green and black eyes pattern with “swirling” colours it is a very sought piece! Kambamba Jasper, also known as Kambamba Stone, Crocodile Jasper or Green Stromatolite Jasper - due to its colour and pattern - is an extremely old stone dating back to 3 billion years ago.

Nowadays it is considered a fossil classified as a stromatolite because of the fossilised algae that created this mineral.

Kambamba is a very energizing stone wich activates our root and heart chakras, achieving an emotional balance throughout the day.

One of a Kind piece!

Urania leilus dome

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Glass dome with two Urania leilus butterflies.

Urania leilus named as Green-banded Urania is a daytime neotropical moth of the Uraniidae family, found east of the Andes.

These specimen is from Peru.

Septarian Sphere Polished

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This beautiful septarian sphere polished from Madagascar with contrast exterior colors.

Septarias are prehistoric marine nodules of bio sedimentary origin followed by dehydration during diagenesis, which today are found as large pebbles in clay soil. The creation of a Septarian is a succession of events along millions years, they form around a core of organic matter (plant or animal).

Sediments continue to settle on the nodule, compacting it under their weight which will flatten it and expel water, while inside micro-cracks begin to form, amplified by tectonic movements. It is in these shrinkage slots that over time dissolved minerals will crystallize.

Its name comes from the Latin "septum" which means partition, barrier, indeed, the polishing of the nodule reveals and sublimates its elegant marbling of black calcite, millions of years that offer these sumptuous minerals, each piece is unique!

Papilio ulisses dome

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Brass glass dome with two Papilio ulysses from Ceram - Moluccan Island, a superb exclusive species with bright contrast of black and deep blue.

Papilio ulysses - popularly named as Ulysses Butterfly, Blue Mountain Swallowtail, Mountain Blue or Blue Emperor - it is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family and Papilioninae subfamily, found in the Australian biogeographic region and native to the Wallacea area and the island of Nova Guinea, Bismarck archipelago and Northern Australia.

Attacus atlas frame

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Attacus atlas, the Atlas moth, is a large saturniidae moth endemic to the forests of Asia. One of the largest lepidopterans, with a wingspan measuring up to 24 cm (9.4 in).

This beautiful species came from Thailand.

Goliathus orientalis dome

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Goliathus orientalis in a glass dome.

Goliathus supports a complex and variable pattern of white spots surrounded by a black border.

They live only in sandy areas with thick trees.

Our specimens come from a breeding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Polished Labradorite

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Beautiful specimen of Labradorite, this mineral belongs to the feldspar group and the high iridescent variety is called Spectrolite.

The name came from the first findings of this elusive specimen that have been found in Labrador, Canada.

This one came from Madagascar where high quality material have been found as well!

Great energetic and healing powers are attributed to Labradorite.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony! Every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from the nature.

Neptun Cap coral - Halomitra pileus

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Neptun Cap Coral - Halomitra pileus in an acrylic base, from Solomon island.

These corals are not attached to the rocks or other corals, they live free on the bottom, and usually in the shape of a helmet, but also sometimes with a flattened round shape.

Supplied with CITES certificate.

Polished orthoceras slab

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Polished Orthoceras slab fossil with over 400 million years.

As these forms of prehistoric squid were covered in ocean sediments prior to fossilization, the majority of the creatures will be facing in the same relative position, having been lined up by currents on the sea floor prior to being buried. The fossils are exposed and given a high polish to better view the creatures from their surrounding matrix.

The slab features very high relief as well as dramatic texture and detail they had tentacles and ink sacs, much like present-day squid. Except for belemnites, cephalopods had external shells with hollow internal chambers separated by walls called septa. Devonian period, circa 410 million years, Anti-Atlas Mountains - Southern Morocco - mounted in a black granite base. 

Coelacanth Fossil Nodule

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Coelacanth Devonian Fossil Nodule

This is a nicely preserved, Lower Triassic (247 million year old) Coelacanth fossil from the Karoo Formation of Madagascar.

It is preserved inside of a concretion that has been broken open (perfect two halfs) with great measure.

There are many different types of fossil fish found in these nodules, but the Coelacanths are one of the rarer components of the fauna.

Incredible detail including fins, scales and the bony head structure.

Exceptional piece mounted in a natural marble vertical display. 

Coral Turbinaria

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"Cup coral" Turbinaria reniformis - its skeleton forms large and horizontal white waves curled around the edges, in a conic shape.

From Solomon Island, when alive, the polyps color has a beautiful shade of yellowish-green.

Mounted in a high wood pedestal, with CITES certificate included.

Morpho didius dome

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Glass dome with four Morpho didius butterflies from Peru, one of the most iconic butterfly.

With the intense metallic blue color, the giant blue Morpho, is a Neotropical butterfly belonging to the subfamily Morphinae of family Nymphalidae.

One of a kind piece!

Phymateus Saxosus

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Phymateus Saxosus - Red grasshopper in a handmade glass dome.

It is a toxic insect due to eat a poisonous plant.

This is one of the most beautiful insect, endemic from Madagascar.

Acanthoceras ammonites block

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Acantoceras ammonites from Madagascar, a beautiful block with two achantoceras from Cenomanian (100-94 million years old), with a great shape and colors, well cleaned and prepared.

This is an extinc species of cephalopod genus, an ammonite in the family of Acanthoceratidae.

One of a Kind piece!

Polished Orthoceras slab

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Superb, unbroken slab filled with wonderful naturally occurring orthoceras fossils that was once part of the prehistoric ocean floor over 400 million years ago.

As these forms of prehistoric squid were covered in ocean sediments prior to fossilization, the majority of the creatures will be facing in the same relative position, having been lined up by currents on the sea floor prior to being buried.

The fossils are exposed and given a high polish to better view the creatures from their surrounding matrix. The slab features very high relief as well as dramatic texture and detail they had tentacles and ink sacs, much like present-day squid.

Except for belemnites, cephalopods had external shells with hollow internal chambers separated by walls called septa.

Devonian period, circa 410 million years, Anti-Atlas Mountains - Southern Morocco.

Huge Megalodon teeth

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Carcharocles megalodon - Neogen - Miocene, Burdigalian (15.97 - 20.44 million years) - Indonesia.

A large and superb tooth, with a wonderful colouration, as characterise the megalodon of Indonesia. 

Beautiful Megalodon teeth

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Carcharocles megalodon - Neogen - Miocene, Burdigalian (15.97 - 20.44 million years) - Indonesia. A huge, extra large and superb tooth, with a wonderful colouration, as characterise the megalodon of Indonesia. Beautiful teeth with a colour very similar to those of Chile and Peru, deposits closed for a long time. These megalodons have been on the market very recently.

Aioloceras besairiei - Sliced

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Finest quality Ammonite sliced - Cristal clusters - with beautiful colors in an elegant iron stand.

Aioloceras besairiei (>140mm) Lower Cretaceous, Albian (100.5–113.0 million years), from Mahajanga , Madagascar.

This ammonite sliced in two parts has been polished for showing the breathtaking inside colors and patterns!

Armadillo Basket - Victorian

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Victorian Taxidermy

Armadillos can be found in Texas, the southern United States, throughout Central America and in northern South America.

In keeping with the Victorian taste for exotic curiosities, fashionable ladies have worn these baskets on their arm and coordinated the silk lining with their outfits.

They were also used as sewing baskets from time to time.

This is a larger one, the tail forming the handle, lined with green silk fabric, Circa 1880.

Copal Amber fossilized

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Madagascar Copal Amber with leaves and insects in a handmade brass base.

Amber is a substance derived from resins (Fossil Resin) of trees and plants that, buried for millions of years, underwent into a fossilization process.

These resins produced by plants acted as protection against the action of bacteria and against the attack of insects that punctured the bark until reaching the interior of the trees.

Over millions of years, amber-forming organic substances ended up forming a hardened, weather-resistant resin.

Copal Amber fossilized

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Madagascar Copal Amber with leaves and insects in a handmade brass base. 

Amber is a substance derived from resins (Fossil Resin) of trees and plants that, buried for millions of years, underwent into a fossilization process.

These resins produced by plants acted as protection against the action of bacteria and against the attack of insects that punctured the bark until reaching the interior of the trees.

Over millions of years, amber-forming organic substances ended up forming a hardened, weather-resistant resin.

Fossil sea urchin - Pseudocidaris mammosa

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Fossil sea urchin - Pseudocidaris mammosa (AGASSIZ, 1840).

Excellent fossil of a sea urchin. The sea urchin and the spines finest details have been preserved and have been carefully arranged in position of life.

The radiolas preserve the original coloring patterns, worthy of a museum specimen!

Sea urchin with 10 cm spines, from Upper Jurassic, Kimmeridgian (152.1-157.3 million years) - France.

Displayed in a brass handmade stand. 

Natural Orthoceras slab

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Natural, unbroken slab filled with wonderful naturally occurring orthoceras fossils that was once part of the prehistoric ocean floor over 400 million years ago, in a rose marble base.

As these forms of prehistoric squid were covered in ocean sediments prior to fossilization, the majority of the creatures will be facing in the same relative position, having been lined up by currents on the sea floor prior to being buried.

The fossils are exposed in their natural surrounding matrix. The slab features normal relief as well as dramatic natural texture and detail they had tentacles and ink sacs, much like present-day squid.

Except for belemnites, cephalopods had external shells with hollow internal chambers separated by walls called septa. Devonian period, ca. 410 million years, Anti-Atlas Mountains - Southern Morocco.

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

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This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

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This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

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This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Morpho hecuba dome

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A beautiful glass dome with three Morpho hecuba butterflies from Brazil.

It's the biggest of the genus, reaching 20cm.

Morpho hecuba, the Sunset butterfly, is a Neotropical butterfly belonging to the subfamily Morphinae from Nymphalidae family.

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

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Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and re-balancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic!

Palla decius & Hypolimnias dexithea dome

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Palla decius and Hypolimnias dexithea in a golden base glass dome.

Palla decius, the white-banded palla, from Congo. Hypolimnias dexithea from Madagascar.

Both belonging to the Nymphalidae family.

Superb examples of how beautiful butterflies can be.

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

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Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and rebalancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic.

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

Availability: 1 In Stock

Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and re-balancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic!

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

Availability: 1 In Stock

Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and re-balancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic!

Melo umbilicatus

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Melo umbilicatus (Sowerby, 1826) in a black lacquered wood base.

Heavy Baler Sea - Melo umbilicatus, from Australia.

Great pattern and quality (F+/ F++) for a giant shell like this, nowadays it's very hard to get this size.

Melo amphora

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Giant Baler - Melo amphora (Lightfoot, 1786) from Australia, in a black lacquered wood base.

Outstanding specimen, with great quality (F+/ F++), hard to find in this size!

Giant Syrinx in brass base

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Syrinx aruanus is the biggest living Gastropod in the world, usually with many scars when it gets bigger.

That makes it very special and rare, with a great quality (F+/ F++),

This one comes from North Western Australia.

Outstanding decor piece in a handmade brass base. 

Aioloceras besairiei

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Ammonite sliced with beautiful crystal clusters inside the chambers, from Mahajanga, Madagascar.

Displayed in a marble vertical stand, this ammonite in two parts has been polished for showing the breathtaking inside colors and patterns.

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar, in a green high gloss lacquered wood base.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Graphium sarpedon dome

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Glass dome with three Graphium sarpedon butterflies.

Graphium sarpedon, the common bluebottle or blue triangle in Australia, is a species of swallowtail butterfly that is found in South and Southeast Asia, as well as eastern Australia. These ones came from Indonesia.

Papilio ulysses dome

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Wood glass dome with two Papilio ulysses from Ceram - Moluccan Island, a superb exclusive species with bright contrast of black and deep blue.

Papilio ulysses - popularly named as Ulysses Butterfly, Blue Mountain Swallowtail, Mountain Blue or Blue Emperor - it is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family and Papilioninae subfamily, found in the Australian biogeographic region and native to the Wallacea area and the island of Nova Guinea, Bismarck archipelago and Northern Australia.

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Gigantopecten restitutensis

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Excellent slab with two Gigantopecten restitutensis fossil from Vaucluse quarry in S.E. France.

Lower Miocene (Burdigalien) around 20 to 16 million years.

Very well prepared, it's a "one of a kind" piece!

Gigantopecten restitutensis

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An exceptional Museum Quality slab with five Gigantopecten restitutensis fossil from Vaucluse quarry in S.E. France.

Lower Miocene (Burdigalien), around 20 to 16 million years.

It is very well prepared and clean, a "one of a kind" piece!

Zebra Agate

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Big size Zebra Agate, from Madagascar, hand polished to see the beautiful colors around it.

A very wealthy piece for your home, brings you good energies, happiness and joy.

Zebra Agate

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Big size Zebra Agate, from Madagascar, hand polished to see the beautiful colors around it.

A very wealthy piece for your home, brings you good energies, happiness and joy.

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Neocerambyx gigas dome

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A great pair of Neocerambyx gigas (Thomson, 1878), male and female, from Thailand.

From Cerambycidae family, these uncommon species are very much appreciated by collectors.

Gold and silver reflections and the very long antlers in the male.

Perfect exemplars of this specimen, in a wood base glass dome. 

Draco volans dome

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Common Flying Dragon - Draco volans, like other members of genus Draco, this species has the ability to glide using winglike lateral extensions of skin called patagia.

From Java, Indenesia - this specimen is presented in a wooden base glass dome.

Papilio antenor dome

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Pharmacophagus antenor, the giant swallowtail, is a butterfly from the family Papilionidae.

As the common name implies, it is large (12 to 14cm wingspan) and endemic to Madagascar.

It is the only species in the afro-tropical genus Pharmacophagus.

Glass dome with specimen of great beauty, for your home decoration!

Rhacophorus pardalis dome

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The "Flying Frog" Rhacophorus pardalis is one of the few species of frogs that can "fly" due to extensive webbing between its fingers and toes.

This characteristic allows it to glide from branch to branch, or across breaks in the forest canopy.

A beautiful species from Java, Indonesia.