Indian Wild Dog Skull Replica measures 7.4 inches. Indian Wild Dog Male Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Cast from original specimen.

Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Dhole or Indian Wild Dog typically weighs 26 to 44 pounds and measures 35 inches in body length and 20 inches shoulder height. The tail measures 16 to 18 inches in length. The Dhole has a broad, domed skull and a short, broad muzzle.

The bones of the forehead and upper jaw are swollen, producing a dish-faced profile. The hooded eyes have amber or light brown irises, and the ears are large and rounded.

It’s skull is convex rather than concave in profile, it lacks a third lower molar and the upper molars sport only a single cusp as opposed to between two and four.

In appearance, the Dhole or Indian Wild Dog has been variously described as combining the physical characteristics of the gray wolf and the red fox, and as being “cat-like” on account of its long backbone and slender limbs.

It has a wide and massive skull with a well-developed sagittal crest, and its masseter muscles are highly developed compared to other canid species, giving the face an almost hyena-like appearance.

The rostrum is shorter than that of domestic dogs and most other canids. The species has six rather than seven lower molars.

The upper molars are weak, being one third to one half the size of those of wolves and have only one cusp as opposed to between two and four, as is usual in canids, an adaptation thought to improve shearing ability, thus allowing it to compete more successfully with kleptoparasites.

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