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Asian Golden Cat Skull measures 4.1 inches. Asian Golden Cat Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Catopuma temminckii is scientific name. Made in USA. Skull replica is a male. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Asian golden cat or Catopuma temminckii is a medium-sized wild cat native to the northeastern Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The Asian golden cat is a medium-sized cat with a head-to-body length of 26 to 41 in., with a 16 to 22 in. long tail, and is 22 in. tall at the shoulder. In weight, the Asian golden cat or Catopuma temminckii ranges from 20 to 35 lbs., which is about two or three times that of a domestic cat (Felis catus). Felis temmincki – Found in Tibet and Nepal to south China and Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.
Asian golden cat or Catopuma temminckii can climb trees when necessary. They hunt birds, hares, rodents, reptiles, and small ungulates such as muntjacs and young sambar deer. They are capable of bringing down prey much larger than themselves, such as domestic water buffalo calves. In the mountains of Sikkim, Asian golden cat or Catopuma temminckii reportedly prey on ghoral.
The Asian golden cat or Catopuma temminckiiare territorial and solitary. Previous observations suggested that they are primarily nocturnal, but a field study on two radio-collared specimens revealed arrhythmic activity patterns dominated by crepuscular and diurnal activity peaks, with much less activity late at night.
In the study, the male’s territory was 18.4 sq mi. in size and increased by more than 15 percent during the rainy season. The female’s territory was 12.6 sq mi. in size. Both cats traveled between only 180 ft. to more than 5.6 mi. in a day, and were more active in July than in March. The Asian golden cat or Catopuma temminckii recorded in northeast India were active during the day with activity peaks around noon.
The Asian golden cat is polymorphic in color. Golden, reddish brown and buff brown individuals were recorded in northeastern India and Bhutan.
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