Domestic Swine Skull Replica measures 14.7 inches. Domestic Swine Skull  is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

Pig skulls have a distinctive high, sloping crest to the rear, formed by the supraoccipital and parietal bones and an additional, separate prenasal bone at the tip of the snout.

The cranial bones in the skull protect the brain while the facial bones protect the respiratory and digestive organs housed in the skull.

The mandible bone makes up the pig’s lower jaw and is the force behind chewing. Pigs also have a bone called the hyoid that supports the weight of the tongue.

The Pig or Domestic Swine (Sus domesticus), often called hog, or domestic pig when distinguishing from other members of the genus Sus, is an omnivorous, domesticated, even-toed, hoofed mammal.

It is variously considered a subspecies of Sus scrofa (the wild boar or Eurasian boar) or a distinct species. The pig’s head-plus-body length ranges from 3 to 6 ft, and adult pigs typically weigh between 110 and 770 lb, with well-fed individuals even exceeding this range.

The size and weight of Domestic Swine largely depends on their breed. Compared to other artiodactyls, a pig’s head is relatively long and pointed.

Most even-toed ungulates are herbivorous, but pigs are omnivores, like their wild relative. Pigs grunt and make snorting sounds.

When used as livestock, Domestic Swine are farmed primarily for the production of meat, called pork. A group of pigs is called a passel, a team, or a sounder.

The animal’s bones, hide, and bristles are also used in products. Pigs, especially miniature breeds, are kept as pets.