Taxidermy Tuesday, an interesting Bobcat taxidermy.
The bobcat is crepuscular. It keeps on the move from three hours before sunset until about midnight, and then again from before dawn until three hours after sunrise.
© The Field Museum, CSZ57545.
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) mounted specimen. f
Fossil Friday Elasmosaurus. Elasmosaurus was about 46 ft (14 m) in length with 71 neck vertebrae.
© The Field Museum, CSGEO17657.
Elasmosaurus shoulder girdle, nearly complete right paddle, pelvic girdles, and vertebrae. Fossils. Geology specimen P12009.
(There are a lot of girdles mentioned in this caption.)
This Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum ) was collected for the Field Museum’s collection in 1911. It was 22 ft in diameter. Record trees have been measured to be 311 ft (94.8 m) in height and over 56 ft (17 m) in diameter.
© The Field Museum, CSB34454, Photographer Huron H. Smith.
8 men standing inside Giant Redwood tree trunk. Men in undercut of 22 foot diameter trees, Camp 20, Barnwood Lumber Company.
California Redwood Forest Expedition.
5x7 glass negative
Happy Batman Day!!! What better way to celebrate than with this super cute bat.
"I’m a huge Batman fan." - digital image tech.
© The Field Museum, Z82688.
Vampire Bat. Used in Hall 15 exhibit screen, Bats are the only Mammals that Fly. Models by Leon L. Walters. The illustration indicates the actual dimensions of an averaged size bat of this blood sucking species found in tropical regions of Central and South America.
Taxidermy Tuesday, Soemmerring’s Gazelle. Here is the final week for the preparation of a Soemmerring’s Gazelle. This is the finished Gazelle.
© The Field Museum, Z80303.
Completed Manikin series, steps for taxidermy, Soemmerring’s Gazelle with horns.
6 1/2 x 8 1/2 glass negative
Mammal Monday, Gerenuk. The gerenuk is easily recognizable from its distinctive long and skinny neck which can be elongated further if need be for activities like feeding off the taller brambles and undergrowth of the desert.
© The Field Museum, CSZ6036_LS, Photographer Carl Akeley.
Young Gerenuk specimen also known as a Waller’s Gazelle (Litocranius walleri).
Africa Expedition Zoology Mammals Africa D.G. Elliot, Carl Akeley, Mr. Dodson [London] Start Date: March 27, 1896 End Date: December 1, 1896
Hand colored lantern slide.