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Taxidermy

The art of taxidermy started about 4000 years ago, because Man has always been passionate about preserving the bodies and part of the animals that surround him.

Modern taxidermy is a high-level artistic expression, from simple bones to the most beautiful animal perfectly prepared and with full guarantee of remaining for many years.

One of a Kind Shop is specialized in this area and over time we will offer a wide variety of pieces.

All of them will be only offered under the legal conditions of the market, which assures that all species subject to some specific CITES appendix will be sold with its own CITES certificate.


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Tiger Shark Jaw

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The Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) is the only extant member of the genus Galeocerdo. It is a large macropredator, capable of attaining a length over five meters.

Populations are found in many tropical and temperate waters, especially around central Pacific islands. Its name derives from the dark stripes down its body, which resemble a tiger's pattern, but fade as the shark matures. The tiger shark is a solitary, mostly nocturnal hunter. It is notable for having the widest food spectrum of all sharks, with a range of prey that includes crustaceans, fish, seals, birds, squid, turtles, sea snakes, dolphins, and even other smaller sharks.

It also has a reputation as a "garbage eater", consuming a variety of inedible, man-made objects that linger in its stomach. It is considered a near threatened species because of finning and fishing by humans.

The Tiger shark is second only to the great white in recorded fatal attacks on humans, but these events are still exceedingly rare. This one was from Madagascar waters, mounted in a handmade brass support on a black lacquered wood base.

Wedge Shark Jaw

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Wedgefishes in the family Rhinidae. They are found in the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific with a single species (R. luebbert) in the eastern Atlantic.  The species are superficially similar and have often been confused. The various species can generally be separated by a combination of snout shape, vertebral count and exact colour (distribution of white spots, and presence/absence of a black spot at the base of the pectoral fin).

The largest species can reach about three meters and are among the largest species of rajiformes, but the smallest reach less than one-third of that size. The wedgefish prey upon small bony fish and invertebrates and have a very peculiar jaw that works like a crusher to eat shellfish.

This one was from Madagascar waters and is mounted on a black lacquered wood base.

Dusky Shark Jaw

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The dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) is a species  in the family Carcharhinidae, occurring in tropical and warm-temperate continental seas worldwide. A generalist apex predator, the dusky shark can be found from the coast to the outer continental shelf and adjacent pelagic waters, and has been recorded from a depth of 400 meters.

One of the largest members of its genus, the dusky shark reaches 4.2 meters in length and 350 kg in weight. Adult dusky sharks have a broad and varied diet, consisting mostly of bony fishes, sharks and rays, and cephalopods, but also occasionally crustaceans, sea stars, sea turtles, marine mammals, carrion, and garbage. This species is highly valued by commercial fisheries for its fins, used in shark fin soup, and for its meat, skin, and liver oil.

The dusky shark is regarded as potentially dangerous to humans due to its large size, but there are few attacks attributable to it.

This one was from Madagascar waters and is mounted in a handmade brass support on a black lacquered wood base.

Mako Shark Jaw

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The Mako Shark  ( Isurus sp. ) show some variations shortfin and longfin.

The shortfin mako can reach a size of 4 meters in length and weigh 570 kg. An average adult specimen measures around 2.5 to 3.2 meters in length and weighs from 135–230 kg. The species is sexually dimorphic, with females typically larger than males.

The longfin mako shark very much resembles the shortfin mako shark, but has larger pectoral fins, dark rather than pale coloration around the mouth and larger eyes. The shortfin mako inhabits offshore temperate and tropical seas worldwide. The closely related longfin mako shark is found in the Gulf Stream or warmer offshore waters (e.g. New Zealand and Maine).

It is a pelagic species that can be found from the surface to depths of 150 meters, normally far from land, though occasionally closer to shore, around islands or inlets. One of the very few known endothermic sharks, it is seldom found in waters colder than 16 °C.

Very recorded human attacks, but big sized specimen can be dangerous.

This specimen come from Madagascar waters and is mounted in a black lacquered wood base.

Spiral Blue Marlin

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Blue Marlin rostrum – A work of art made in Indonesia, making a look like Narwhal tooth, handmade by local artisans.

Beautiful and unusual decor piece.

Non CITES species.

Spiral Blue Marlin

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Blue Marlin rostrum – A work of art made in Indonesia, making a look like Narwhal tooth, handmade by local artisans.

Beautiful and unusual decor piece.

Non CITES species.

Trachemys scripta Turtle

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The Pond Slider (Trachemys scripta) is a species of common, medium-sized, semi aquatic turtle.

In Europe, Trachemys is included since 2016 in the list of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern (the Union list). It originally comes from the Gulf of Mexico, but this specimen was bred in a nursery in Emilia-Romana, Italy. This turtle have a very variable colour and pattern, some time they can exhibit exceptional looks and made them very desirable.

It's a non Cites species.

Reinwardt's flying frog

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Reinwardt's flying frog  - Rhacophorus reinwardtii is a species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae.

It is variously known under the common names of black-webbed treefrog, green flying frog, Reinwardt's flying frog, or Reinwardt's treefrog. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN. It is found in China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, and possibly Brunei and Myanmar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes.

This one came from Java – Indonesia and is mounted in a glass dome.

Whiptail Stingray glass vitrine

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Whiptail stingrays are a family, the Dasyatidae, of rays in the order Myliobatiformes.

They are found worldwide in tropical to temperate marine waters, and a number of species have also penetrated into fresh water in Africa, Asia, and Australia. Members of this family have flattened pectoral fin discs that range from oval to diamond-like in shape. Their common name comes from their whip-like tails, which are much longer than the disc and lack dorsal and caudal fins.

All whiptail stingrays. This is a dried specimen coming from Philippines and is mounted in new design and created wood and glass vitrine with magnetic closure by One of a Kind.

Blue Marlin rostrum Pair

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Pair of Blue Marlin rostrum, from Madagascar.

Nicely finished and prepared in a black iron socket. These rostrum are very hard, and in antiquity it was used as a dagger, specially by Vikings. 

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.

Geochelone Pardalis Turtle

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Geochelone pardalis, Leopard tortoise is a widespread species. This specimen is juvenile one and due to human activities, including agricultural burning, consumption, and especially commercial exploitation in the pet trade, are potential threats, but have not yet caused significant population declines.

They are increasingly being bred in captivity for the pet trade. For example, most tortoises exported from Kenya and Tanzania originate in captive-breeding programs, alleviating collection from the wild.

The leopard tortoise has been listed in Appendix II of CITES since 1975. This specimen come from Zambia and have is own Cites certification.

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.

Trachemys scripta Turtle

Availability: 1 In Stock

The Pond Slider (Trachemys scripta) is a species of common, medium-sized, semi aquatic turtle.

In Europe, Trachemys is included since 2016 in the list of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern (the Union list). It originally comes from the Gulf of Mexico, but this specimen was bred in a nursery in Emilia-Romana, Italy. This turtle have a very variable colour and pattern, some time they can exhibit exceptional looks and made them very desirable.

It's a non Cites species.

Trachemys scripta Turtle

Availability: 1 In Stock

The Pond Slider (Trachemys scripta) is a species of common, medium-sized, semi aquatic turtle.

In Europe, Trachemys is included since 2016 in the list of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern (the Union list). It originally comes from the Gulf of Mexico, but this specimen was bred in a nursery in Emilia-Romana, Italy. This turtle have a very variable colour and pattern, some time they can exhibit exceptional looks and made them very desirable.

It's a non Cites species.

Red hartebeest set of horns

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Red hartbeest set of horns, in a handmade brass base, from Namibia.

Its a large African antelope of the family Bovidae. It has a longer face that other subspecies, with complex curving horns joined at the base. The average weight of a male is about 150 kg, and female is 120 kg.

Non CITES species.

Snake skeleton frame

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Trimeresurus albolabris, snake skeleton from Indonesia in a black wood frame.

Also known as White-lipped pit Viper, venomous pit viper species endemic to Southeast Asia. Its meals consist of birds, small frogs, and small mammals. This snake doesn't strike and release its prey; like many arboreal snakes, it strikes and holds on to the prey item until the prey dies. Results of bites from this species range from mild envenoming to death.

The venom of white-lipped pitviper contains procoagulant properties. 

Trachemys scripta

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The pond slider Trachemys scripta is a species of common, medium-sized, semiaquatic turtle.

In Europe, Trachemys scripta is included since 2016 in the list of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern (the Union list). It originally comes from the Gulf of Mexico, but this specimen was bred in a nursery in Emilia-Romana, Italy.

Mounted in a high gloss beige lacquered wood base.

Non cites species.

Female Cape Eland antelope horns

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A pair of female Cape Eland antelope, in brass bases, from Namibia. Its the biggest of all Elands, big bulls can reach 1000 kgs.

The common eland is sometimes farmed and hunted for its meat, and in some cases can be better used than cattle because it is more suited to African climates. This has led to some Southern African farmers switching from cattle to eland. Common elands are also pictured as supporters in the coat of arms of Grootfontein, Namibia.

Non-Cites species. 

Impala horns

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Impala horns, from Zimbabwe, in a walnut wood base.

The Impala is a medium-sized antelope found in eastern and southern Africa. Active mainly during the day, the impala may be gregarious or territorial depending upon the climate and geography. The impala is found in woodlands and sometimes on the interface (ecotone) between woodlands and savannahs; it inhabits places near water.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies the impala as a species of least concern.

Non CITES species. 

Red hartebeest set of horns

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Red hartebeest set of horns, from Namibia, in a square black lacquered wood base.

Its a large African antelope of the family Bovidae. It has a longer face that other subspecies, with complex curving horns joined at the base.[4] The average weight of a male is about 150 kg, and female is 120 kg. Is a common species in South Angola, Namibia, Botswana and R. South Africa.

Non CITES species.

Blue Marlin rostrum Pair

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Pair of Blue Marlin rostrum, from Madagascar.

Nicely finished and prepared in a black iron socket. These rostrum are very hard, and in antiquity it was used as a dagger, specially by Vikings. 

Swordfish rostrum

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Swordfish rostrum from Madagascar.

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat, pointed bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category.

The swordfish is named after its pointed, flat bill, which resembles a sword .

The popular belief of the "sword" being used as a spear is misleading. Their nose is more likely used to slash at its prey to injure the prey animal to make for an easier catch.

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.