C. corax Skull Replica or Common Raven measures 4.7 inches. Common Raven Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw).

The C. corax or Common raven is a large all-black passerine bird. It is the most widely distributed of all corvids, found across the Northern Hemisphere.

It is a raven known by many names at the subspecies level; there are at least eight subspecies with little variation in appearance, although recent research has demonstrated significant genetic differences among populations from various regions.

It is one of the two largest corvids, alongside the thick-billed raven, and is possibly the heaviest passerine bird; at maturity, the Common raven averages 25 inches in length and 3.2 pounds) in mass.

Although their typical lifespan is considerably shorter, Common ravens can live more than 23 years in the wild. Young birds may travel in flocks but later mate for life, with each mated pair defending a territory.

C. corax or Common ravens have coexisted with humans for thousands of years and in some areas have been so numerous that people have regarded them as pests.

Part of their success as a species is due to their omnivorous diet; they are extremely versatile and opportunistic in finding sources of nutrition, feeding on carrion, insects, cereal grains, berries, fruit, small animals, nesting birds, and food waste.

Some notable feats of problem-solving provide evidence that the C. corax or Common raven is unusually intelligent.

The C. corax or Common ravens can thrive in varied climates; indeed this species has the largest range of any member of the genus. They range throughout the Holarctic from Arctic and temperate habitats in North America and Eurasia to the deserts of North Africa, and to islands in the Pacific Ocean.