American Marten Skull Replica

$91.00

The American Marten (Martes americana), also known as the American Pine Marten, is a species of North American mammal, a member of the family Mustelidae. The species is sometimes referred to as simply the Pine Marten.

Description

American Marten Skull Replica measures 3.5 inches. American Marten 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 skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The American marten or Martes americana, also called American pine marten is a species of North American mammal, a member of the family Mustelidae. The species is sometimes referred to as simply the pine marten. The name pine marten is derived from the common name of the distinct Eurasian species Martes martes.

The American marten or Martes americana is a long, slender-bodied weasel about the size of a mink with relatively large rounded ears, short limbs, and a bushy tail.

American marten or Martes americana have a roughly triangular head and sharp nose. Their long, silky fur ranges in color from pale yellowish buff to tawny brown to almost black.

Their head is usually lighter than the rest of their body, while the tail and legs are darker. American marten usually have a characteristic throat and chest bib ranging in color from pale straw to vivid orange.

Sexual dimorphism is pronounced, with males averaging about 15 percent larger than females in length and as much as 65 percent larger in body weight.

Total length ranges from 1.5 to 2.2 feet with tail length of 5.4 to 6.4 inches. Adult weight ranges from 1.1 to 3.1 pounds and varies by age and location. Other than size, sexes are similar in appearance.

American marten or Martes americana have limited body-fat reserves, experience high mass-specific heat loss, and have a limited fasting endurance. In winter, individuals may go into shallow torpor daily to reduce heat loss.

American marten or Martes americana are opportunistic predators, influenced by local and seasonal abundance and availability of potential prey. They require about 80 calories day while at rest, the equivalent of about 3 voles.

Voles dominate diets throughout the American marten or Martes americana geographic range, though larger prey like snowshoe hares may be important, particularly in winter. Deer mice and shrews are generally eaten less than expected.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 in
American Martin Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Martes
Species: M. americana
Binomial name: Martes americana
Conservation status: Least concerned