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Caracal Female Skull Replica measures 4.9 inches. Caracal Female Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Caracal also called Persian Lynx or African Lynx, is a fiercely territorial medium-sized cat. They are sometimes called the Desert Lynx, but it is not a member of the Lynx genus. They are native to Africa, Central Asia, Southwest Asia and India.
They are a slender, moderately sized cat characterised by a robust build, a short face, long canine teeth, tufted ears, and long legs.
It reaches nearly 16 to 20 in. at the shoulder. The tan, bushy tail extends to the hocks. They are sexually dimorphic; the females are smaller than the males in most bodily parameters.
The Caracals or Caracal caracal prominent facial features include the 4.5-cm-long black tufts on the ears, two black stripes from the forehead to the nose, the black outline of the mouth, the distinctive black facial markings, and the white patches surrounding the eyes and the mouth.
The eyes appear to be narrowly open due to the lowered upper eyelid, probably an adaptation to shield the eyes from the sun’s glare.
The ear tufts may start drooping as the animal ages. The coat is uniformly reddish tan or sandy. The underbelly and the insides of the legs are lighter, often with small reddish markings.
The fur, soft, short, and dense, grows coarser in the summer. The ground hairs are denser in winter than in summer. The length of the guard hairs can be up to 1.2 in. long in winter, but shorten to 0.8 in. in summer.
These features indicate the onset of moulting in the hot season, typically in October and November. The hind legs are longer than the forelegs, so the body appears to be sloping downward from the rump.
The Caracals or Caracal caracal skull is high and rounded, featuring large auditory bullae, a well-developed supraoccipital crest normal to the sagittal crest, and a strong lower jaw.
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