18 juillet 2008

Deepwater Coral Collection. Stylaster sp. New Caledonia

Deepwater Coral Collection. Stylaster sp. New Caledonia Display case measures 12 x 16 x 1 ½in - Sold for $900 Note: Stylaster is a genus of delicate calcareous hydroid coral usually found in deep water. The present offering is a collection of four species collected in 400 meters of water near New Caledonia. Some or all may be undescribed species. Due to the depths in which they live, these corals are rarely seen, let alone collected. Offered in a riker style display case. (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2008

Large Alligator Skull. Alligator mississippiensis. Modern. Florida

Large Alligator Skull. Alligator mississippiensis. Modern. Florida Measures 19in - Sold for $360 Note: An alligator skull from an individual which, in life, would have measured approximately ten feet in length. (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)  Bonhams. Natural History, 22 Jun 2008. 220 San Bruno Street, San Francisco // 7601 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
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17 juillet 2008

Painted Bat in Frame. Kerivoula picta. Vietnam

Painted Bat in Frame. Kerivoula picta. Vietnam Frame measures 9 x 11 x 2 ½in  Sold for $540 Note: Probably the most colorful bat in the world, the Painted Bat will roost in nearly any cavity, including the spaces between leaves and flowers, and in bird nests. It may roost alone or in small groups of up to six bats. Nocturnal, Painted Bats become active after dark, and forage above low vegetation. Mounted in a frame.  (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) ... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2008

Collection of Branch Coral

Collection of Branch Coral From world localities, including black branch coral from the South China Seas; purple coral from the California coast; sponge coral; white coral, orange coral, staghorn coral, branch coral, blue coral, Alaskan fossil coral, golden coral, Mediterranean red coral. Measuring 20 x 16 ¾ x 2 3/4in  Sold for $900 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Natural History, 22 Jun 2008. 220 San Bruno Street, San Francisco // 7601 Sunset Blvd., Los... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2008

Giraffe Skin. Giraffa camelopardis. South Africa

Giraffe Skin. Giraffa camelopardis. South Africa Measures 14 feet 7in x 11 feet 9in  Sold for $4,500 Note : The giraffe is the tallest of all land-living animal species. Males can be 19 feet tall and weigh up to 4,400 lbs. The giraffe is related to deer and cattle, but is placed in a separate family, the Giraffidae, consisting only of the giraffe and its closest relative, the okapi. Giraffes can inhabit savannas, grasslands, or open woodlands. They prefer areas enriched with acacia growth. They drink large... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2008

Two Giant Shells. Syrinx aruanus (Australian Trumpet Snail), Melo amphora (Giant Baler Snail). Philippines

Two Giant Shells. Syrinx aruanus (Australian Trumpet Snail), Melo amphora (Giant Baler Snail). Philippines Trumpet measures 22 x 10 ¼ x 12in; Baler measures 17 x 11 x 9 ¼in - Sold for $840 Note : The Australian Trumpet Snail is the world’s largest univalve gastropod. It is a predatory snail living in the shallow waters of North Australia in depths that range from intertidal to as deep as 10 meters. The Giant Baler, also one of the largest predatory snails, is found in Western Australia, Queensland and New Guinea in... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2008

Marmoset Monkey Skeleton. Callithrix jacchus. Brazil

Marmoset Monkey Skeleton. Callithrix jacchus. Brazil Display measures 14 x 9 ½ x 8 ½in - Sold for $600 Note: Marmosets live together in family groups of four to fifteen animals, usually mated adults and their offspring. The groups exhibit a strict ranking, ordered by the dominance and aggressive behavior of the group leader. The diet of the Common Marmoset consists of insects, spiders, small vertebrates, bird eggs and tree sap. The present specimen is a fully articulated Marmoset skeleton offered in a glass display case.... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2008

Narwhal Tusk

Narwhal Tusk A long slender narwhal tusk, having an engraved scrimshaw decoration of a swimming narwhal. Height 55 inches, (4 ft, 7 inches), Circumference 6 3/4 inches.Sold for $9,600 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Natural History, 22 Jun 2008. 220 San Bruno Street, San Francisco // 7601 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles - www.bonhams.com
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16 juillet 2008

Vervet Monkey Skull. Chlorocebus pygerythrus. Modern. South Africa

Vervet Monkey Skull. Chlorocebus pygerythrus. Modern. South Africa Measures 4 x 2 ½ x 2 1/2in - Sold for $390 Note: Interestingly, the Vervet Monkey seems to possess what has been referred to as the rudiments of language. Its alarm calls vary greatly depending upon the different types of threat; there are distinct calls to warn of invading leopards, snakes and eagles. The Vervet Monkey mainly eats fruit, but it also supplements its diet with a variety of other foods, including leaves, seeds, insects and small... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2008

Large Narwhal Tusk. Monodon monoceras. Arctic Circle

Large Narwhal Tusk. Monodon monoceras. Arctic Circle A narwhal tusk of robust proportions having a circuference of 7 inches at its thickest point. Height 81 1/2 inches, (6 ft 9 1/2 inches) - Sold for $30,000 Note: A widely unknown creature, the Narwhal is a majestic marine mammal; a species of whale (cetacean) most closely related to the Beluga Whale and the Irrawaddy Dolphin, it is still living today in the Arctic Ocean.Male Narwhals are easily identified by their single, exceedingly long, spiraling tusk, which is... [Lire la suite]
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