American Mink Skull Replica

Description

American Mink Skull Replica is cast from original specimen. Measures 2.9 inches or 7cm. The American Mink Skull Replica is Museum quality Polyurethane cast, made in USA. The Mink is found throughout the United States, appearing in parts of every state except Arizona. Adult Minks grow to about 2 feet in length, with up to half of this length being the tail. A member of the weasel family, minks are successful carnivores feeding on small vertebrates and occasional insects.

The American mink’s winter fur is denser, longer, softer, and more close-fitting than that of the European mink. The winter fur’s color is generally very dark blackish-tawny to light-tawny. Color is evenly distributed over all the body, with the under side being only slightly lighter than the back. The guard hairs are bright and dark-tawny, often approaching black on the spine. The underfur on the back is very wavy and grayish-tawny with a bluish tint. The tail is darker than the trunk and sometimes becomes pure black on the tip. The chin and lower lip are white. The summer fur is generally shorter, sparser and duller than the winter fur. The thick underfur and oily guard hairs render the pelage water-resistant, with the length of the guard hairs being intermediate between those of otters and polecats, thus indicating the American mink is incompletely adapted to an aquatic life. It molts twice a year, during spring and autumn.

The American mink (Neovison vison) is a semi-aquatic species of mustelidae native to North America, though human intervention has expanded its range to many parts of Europe and South America. The American mink lives in densely vegetated streams and other aquatic areas. United states and Canada.

 

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 2.9 in
American Mink Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Neovison
Species: N. vison
Binomial name: Neovison vison
Conservation status: Least concern – A least concern species is a species that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as evaluated as not being a focus of species conservation. They do not qualify as threatened, near threatened, or (before 2001) conservation dependent.

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