African Lion Skull Replica


The African Lion is a large cat of the genus Panthera, native to Africa and India. It’s skull frontal region is usually more depressed and flattened and has a slightly shorter postorbital region and broader nasal openings than a tiger.


African Lion Skull Replica measures 13.5 inches. African Lion Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum lion skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The African lion or Panthera leo is a species in the family Felidae; it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail.

Male lions have a prominent mane, which is the most recognizable feature of the species. With a typical head-to-body length of 72 to 82 in. they are larger than females at 63 to 72 in.

The African lion or Panthera leo is a social species, forming groups called prides. A lion pride consists of a few adult males, related females and cubs. Groups of female lions usually hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates.

The African lion or Panthera leo live in a wide variety of semi-arid grass and sanana areas of India and lower Africa.

In Panthera species, the dorsal profile of the skull is flattish or evenly convex. The frontal interorbital area is not noticeably elevated, and the area behind the elevation is less steeply sloped.

The basicranial axis is nearly horizontal. The inner chamber of the bullae is large, the outer small. The partition between them is close to the external auditory meatus. The convexly rounded chin is sloping.

All The African lion or Panthera leo species have an incompletely ossified hyoid bone. Specially adapted larynx with proportionally larger vocal folds are covered in a large fibro-elastic pad.

These characteristics enable all Panthera species except snow leopard to roar. Panthera leo species can prusten, which is a short, soft, snorting sound; it is used during contact between friendly individuals. The roar is an especially loud call with a distinctive pattern that depends on the species.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 13.5 in
African Lion Facts

Scientific classificatione
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Pantherinae
Genus: Panthera
Type species: Panthera pardus