Asian Golden Cat Skull


The Asian Golden Cat is native to the northeastern Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and China. It has been listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List since 2008, and is threatened by poaching and habitat destruction.

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Asian Golden Cat Skull Replica measures 4.1 inches. Asian Golden Cat Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Skull replica is a male. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor 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 lb., 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 Ghorals.

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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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 4.1 in
Asian Golden Cat Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Catopuma
Species: C. temminckii
Binomial name: Catopuma temminckii
Conservation status: Near Threatened