The Taxidermy Tool is used to collect the Dermis of any Creature with a harvestable corpse. Simply hitting a tamed Creatures is enough to collect their Dermis. The name of the dermis is determined by the named creature, either living or dead, at the point of hitting with it.
A Creature's Dermis can only be collected once. However, dermis collected from hitting baby creatures with it counts as a separate dermis, meaning a survivor raising a baby can keep record of it as a "Baby", "Juvenile", "Adolescent" and finally, "Adult", making it a total of 4 collectible dermis per growth stage for a bred creature. Cryopods can be used to gain infinite Dermis.
In Singleplayer mode, you can collect the Dermis from your character's corpse. However the hair and dye does not render when displayed on the Taxidermy Base.
When the Taxidermy Tool is used on a corpse for harvesting other resources it will yield more Meat than a Stone Hatchet.
The Taxidermy Tool has a maximum reach identical to a Spear or a Pike.
When a dermis is collected from a Crystal Wyvern, and placed on a taxidermy base, the eyes will always appear orange.
The dermis of a newborn reaper (facehugger appearance) actually looks like a very tiny adult when displayed. Tested on Official servers using small and medium displays.
Use this command to give yourself a full set of taxidermy related blueprints