As you may have already noticed, there are many different types of plaques for your mount. Search Google with “plaques for mounts” and your result will be about 1.6 million sites that have some sort of plaque you can use with your mount. Typically there are only a few design changes between them with some exceptions. View the list of styles of plaques I’ve come across for taxidermy mounts below.
European Mount Plaques
These plaques are typically installed on the wall.
European Mount Plaques with Pedestals
These plaques are known as “pedestals” because they lift the mount off the wall or off the ground for a more prominent display.
Bear Skull Plaques
Bear plaques are usually wide near the middle top and skinnier towards the bottom.
Shoulder, Crest, & Oval Plaques
Shoulder mounts plaques are specifically for – surprise – shoulder mounts! Crest plaques are classy. Unlike the crest plaques, oval plaques are usually used with fish mounts because of contours of a typical fish.
Specialty Shaped Design Plaques
Specialty plaques are unique in that they have a unique shape that we can relate to such as a shotgun shell, broad head arrow, etc. Great if you want to stay away from the plain vanilla plaques such as the European mount plaques that people tend to use for their mounts.
In conclusion, I’m sure there are many more types of plaques for mounts but I hope this gives you a general idea of common mount plaques used for taxidermy.