Scalopus Skull Replica measures 3.5 inches long. Scalopus Skull Replica Museum quality polyurethane resin. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Known as Eastern mole. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. Scalopus aquaticus is the scientific name.

The Scalopus is a medium-sized, overall grey North American mole and the only member of the genus Scalopus. Its large, hairless, spade-shaped forefeet are adapted for digging.

The Scalopus is native to Canada (Ontario), Mexico, and the eastern United States, and has the widest range of any North American mole.

The species prefers the loamy soils found in thin woods, fields, pastures, and meadows, and builds both deep and shallow burrows characterized by discarded excess soil collected in molehills.

The Common Mole leaves obvious signs of its activity – mounds of excavated dirt (molehills or “push ups”) – and raised earth tunnels that it builds in gardens, lawns and fields.

One individual in captivity lived for longer than 36 months but in the wild it is thought that they live for less.

The Common Mole nest is composed of leaves and grasses, and its two to five young are on their own at about four weeks.

Scalopus are sexually dimorphic, with males being larger on average than females. Females often choose to mate with larger males, and male competition plays a role in mate selection.

Scalopus interact very little with other moles, except during breeding season. Eastern moles emit chemicals from scent glands on their bellies to signal that they are reproductive.

Scalopus males mate with many females, which suggests that they have a polygynous mating system.

Its diet consists principally of earthworms and other soil life.

Dogs, cats, foxes, and coyotes prey upon the mole, and the species hosts a variety of parasites.

Unlike gophers, Common Moles do not eat vegetation and pose no threat to human concerns; the occasional damage to lawns is offset by the aeration provided the soil and consumption of insects.

The construction of golf courses has provided the mole with ideal habitat. Scalopus is abundant, occurs in protected areas, faces no major threats and is of little concern to conservationists.

The Common Mole is a sturdy animal which lives principally underground and is highly specialized for a subterranean way of life.

Its body is somewhat cylindrically shaped with an elongated head. A fleshy, moveable snout projecting over the mouth with nostrils on the upper part is used as an organ of touch.

The minute, degenerative eyes are hidden in the fur; the eyelids are fused and sight is limited to simply distinguishing between light and dark.

Scalopus ear opening is small and concealed in the fur, but their hearing is fairly acute.

A short, thick tail is lightly furred and is used as an organ of touch, guiding the mole when it moves backward in the tunnel.

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