Mustelidae Skull Replicas are museum quality polyurethane cast. Mustelidae Skull Replicas are made in USA. Our percise Mustelidade skulls can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
We currently have 18 Mustelida Skull replicas that include the African Striped Weasel, American Badger, American Marten, American Mink, Black Footed Ferret, California Sea Otter, Giant Sea Otter, European Badger, Flat-Headed Kusimanse, Honey Badger, Leptictis, Lesser Grison, Oriential Small-clawd Sea Otter, Sea Otter, Stink Badger, Weasel and Wolverine.
A Mustelidae Skull varies greatly in size. The least weasel can be under a foot in length, while the giant otter of Amazonian South America can measure up to 5 ft 7 ins. and sea otters can exceed 99 lbs. in weight. Wolverines can crush bones as thick as the femur of a moose to get at the marrow, and have been seen attempting to drive bears away from their kills. The sea otter uses rocks to break open shellfish to eat. Martens are largely arboreal, while European badgers dig extensive tunnel networks, called setts. Some mustelids have been domesticated; the ferret and the tayra are kept as pets (although the tayra requires a Dangerous Wild Animals licence in the UK), or as working animals for hunting or vermin control. Others have been important in the fur trade. The mink is often raised for its fur.
Being one of the most species-rich families in the order Carnivora, the family Mustelidae also is one of the oldest. Mustelid-like forms first appeared about 40 million years ago, roughly coinciding with the appearance of rodents. The common ancestor of modern mustelids appeared about 18 million years ago.