Phataginus Skull Replica measures 3 inches. Phataginus Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Known as Tree Pangolin.

The Phataginus or Tree pangolin is one of eight extant species of pangolins (“scaly anteaters”), and is native to equatorial Africa.

Also known as the white-bellied pangolin or three-cusped pangolin, it is the most common of the African forest pangolins.

Phataginus or Tree pangolin is a relatively small pangolin. The combined head and body length is 33–43 cm (13–17 in). The tail is 49–62 cm (19–24 in).

The Phataginus or Tree pangolin is semiarboreal and generally nocturnal. It is found in lowland tropical moist forests (both primary and secondary), as well as savanna/forest mosaics.

It probably adapts to some degree to habitat modification, such as commercial plantations, as it favors cultivated and fallow land where it is not aggressively hunted.

Phataginus or Tree pangolin can walk on all fours or on its hind legs using its prehensile tail for balance.

Phataginus can climb up trees in the absence of branches. When walking on all fours, it walks on its front knuckles with its claws tucked underneath to protect them from wearing down.

The Phataginus anal scent glands disperse a foul secretion much like a skunk when threatened. It has a well-developed sense of smell, but as a nocturnal animal, it has poor eyesight.

Instead of teeth, Phataginus has a gizzard-like stomach full of stones and sand it ingests. The Phataginus in Africa fills its stomach with air before entering water to aid in buoyancy for well-developed swimming.