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Clouded Leopard Skull Replica measures 170mm or 6.7 inches. Clouded Leopard Skull Replica is museum quality replicas polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen, made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skeleton skull, home decor skull or office decor skull.
The Clouded leopard or Neofelis nebulosa is a wild cat occurring from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into southern China. Since 2008, it is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
Skulls of clouded leopard and Panthera species were analysed morphologically in the 1960s. Results indicate that the clouded leopard forms an evolutionary link between the Pantherinae and the Felinae.
Its total population is suspected to be fewer than 10,000 mature individuals, with a decreasing population trend, and no single population numbering more than 1,000 adults.
The Clouded leopard or Neofelis nebulosa is also called mainland clouded leopard to distinguish it from the Sunda clouded leopard (N. diardi). It is the state animal of the Indian state of Meghalaya.
The clouded leopard’s fur is of a dark grey or ochreous ground-color, often largely obliterated by black and dark dusky-grey blotched pattern.
The clouded leopard or Neofelis nebulosa have black spots on the head, and the ears are black.
Partly fused or broken-up stripes run from the corner of the eyes over the cheek, from the corner of the mouth to the neck, and along the nape to the shoulders.
Elongated blotches continue down the spine and form a single median stripe on the loins. Two large blotches of dark dusky-grey hair on the side of the shoulders are each emphasized posteriorly by a dark stripe, which passes on to the foreleg and breaks up into irregular spots.
The Neofelis nebulosa flanks are marked by dark dusky-grey irregular blotches bordered behind by long, oblique, irregularly curved or looped stripes. These blotches yielding the clouded pattern suggest the English name of the cat.
The underparts and legs of the clouded leopard or Neofelis nebulosa are spotted, and the tail is marked by large, irregular, paired spots.
Neofelis nebulosa legs are short and stout, and paws broad. Females are slightly smaller than males.
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