One-of-a-Kind and Limited Quantity One-of-a-Kind Skeleton Collection | Skulls Unlimited International, Inc. 1-800-659-SKULL Skulls Unlimited is pleased to offer our One-of-a-Kind Skeleton Collection. These specimens are excellent for comparative studies or as part of an osteological collection. Since every natural bone skeleton is unique, each specimen is available as either a one-of-a-kind or limited quantity and are described accordingly. Each skeleton is offered disarticulated, as pictured. Articulation and mounting is available at an additional fee. Due to the nature and high demand for many of these skeletons, we can not guarantee their availability. Sub-Categories in the Category One-of-a-Kind Skeleton Collection CLICK HERE to view all products in One-of-a-Kind Skeleton Collection One-of-a-Kind Mammal Skeletons One-of-a-Kind Reptile & Amphibian Skeletons One-of-a-Kind Bird Skeletons
Virginia Living Museum - Explore Plants and Animals of Virginia The Virginia Living Museum is home to more than 250 species of animals and plants found throughout Virginia including reptiles, mammals, birds and fish. With its rivers and waterfalls, mountains and sandy coast, Virginia has an array of wildlife ranging from the extremely rare red wolf to jellyfish. The Chesapeake Bay is the world’s richest marine-life estuary. Experience the Bay’s diversity year round at the VLM. Plus explore the underwater worlds of a steamy cypress swamp and a cool mountain stream. Virginia’s Plants Experience the largest collection of native plants in Virginia here at the Virginia Living Museum. Learn more about Virginia’s plants on our Plants page. Virginia’s Amphibians You can see both aquatic and terrestrial frogs and salamanders at the Virginia Living Museum, including the largest salamander, the eastern hellbender, and the wood frog, which is known for its ability to tolerate freezing. Learn more about Virginia’s amphibians on our Animals page. Virginia’s Mammals
Turns Out Tree-Kangaroos Exist, And It’s Impossible To Scroll Down This List Without Smiling It's no secret that Australia has no shortage of adorable marsupials. You've heard of the wallaby, you already love the quokka, but you probably haven't heard of the tree-kangaroo. Show Full Text Well, tree-kangaroos are a lot like regular kangaroos, except they're twice as fluffy, and almost resemble small tree-dwelling bears. As the rare gem of Oceania, tree-kangaroos have attracted a level of celebrity. Scroll down to discover the irresistible tree-kangaroo for yourself, and let us know if you've ever encountered one.
National Geographic - Inspiring People to Care About the Planet Since 1888 Animal Anatomy Go into your big-city bookstores or search Amazon and you'll find lots of books on how to draw animals, most of which teach you technique and “tricks” to give your drawing some flash, but neglect the great tradition of classic animal drawing that allows artists to invent from imagination. Some books, like W. Frank Calderon's Animal Painting and Anatomy , were great for their time, but don't compare to new resources. Here are the ones I recommend. Note: Some of these books may also be listed under other reviews. Books How to Draw Animals by Jack Hamm Good “page-packed” introduction. Click to buy from Amazon.com How to Draw Animals by Famous Artists School Very helpful introduction. Click to buy from Amazon.com The Art of Animal Drawing by Ken Hultgren Flawed anatomy, excellent form construction. Click to buy from Amazon.com Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists by Ellenberger, Dittrich & Baum The best dissection plates you'll find. Click to buy from Amazon.com The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy Seminars
Earliest Known Ancestor Of Mammal Lineage That Gave Rise To Us Discovered In Southern England Humans come from a long distinguished line of creatures, which has now been traced back to a small shrew-like critter that scurried around the feet of dinosaurs in what is now southern England some 145 million years ago. This, the researchers believe, is the earliest known ancestor of the group of animals that contains most living mammals, from the mighty blue whale to the teeny bumblebee bat. The incredible discovery was made by an undergraduate at the University of Portsmouth, who was simply sifting through material collected from the Cretaceous rocks that form the coastline of Dorset when he came across two tiny teeth. While he suspected what they were, it was not until Dr Steve Sweetman looked at them that their significance became clear. He thinks that the teeth clearly once belonged to an early eutherian mammal, which is the same lineage that we as a species belong to, but different from that of both marsupials and monotremes.
Commons Alphabeastiary Researchers Catch Mysterious "Living Fossil" Off The Coast Of Portugal Researchers aboard a Portuguese trawler picked up an unusual passenger this week. The scientists were working on a EU-led mission to find ways to reduce the number of accidental catches by commercial fishing when they came across a frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus). Not only is this particular breed of shark an incredibly rare find (these are deepwater fish, usually living in depths between 500 and 1,000 meters), it is also one of the most archaic species on the planet. Archaeologists have found fossils of this serpent-like shark dating back 80 million years to the Cretaceous period, meaning they co-existed with the Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. The researchers called their catch a "living fossil" as the frilled shark has barely changed since prehistoric times. This particular specimen was caught off the Algarve coast, close to the Portimao resort. Frilled sharks can reach lengths of almost 2 meters (6.5 feet), though males tend to be smaller than females.