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Dhole Male Skull Replica measures 7.4 inches. Dhole Male Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast from original specimen. Cuon alpinus is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Dhole or Cuon alpinus typically weighs 26 to 44 pounds and measures 35 inches in body length and 20 inches shoulder height. The tail measures 16 to 18 inches in length. The Dhole has a broad, domed skull and a short, broad muzzle.
The bones of the forehead and upper jaw are swollen, producing a dish-faced profile. The hooded eyes have amber or light brown irises, and the ears are large and rounded.
Cuon alpinus is a canid native to Central, South, and Southeast Asia. Other English names for the species include Asian wild dog, Asiatic wild dog, Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog, and mountain wolf.
The Dhole or Cuon alpinus has been described as combining the physical characteristics of the gray wolf and the red fox, and as being “cat-like” on account of its long backbone and slender limbs.
The general tone of the Dhole or Cuon alpinus fur is reddish, with the brightest hues occurring in winter. In the winter coat, the back is clothed in a saturated rusty-red to reddish color with brownish highlights along the top of the head, neck and shoulders. The throat, chest, flanks, and belly and the upper parts of the limbs are less brightly colored, and are more yellowish in tone.
The lower parts of the limbs are whitish, with dark brownish bands on the anterior sides of the forelimbs. Cuon alpinus muzzle and forehead are greyish-reddish. The tail is very luxuriant and fluffy, and is mainly of a reddish-ocherous color, with a dark brown tip.
Dhole or Cuon alpinus produce whistles resembling the calls of red foxes, sometimes rendered as coo-coo. How this sound is produced is unknown. When attacking prey, they emit screaming KaKaKaKAA sounds. Other sounds include whines, growls, screams, chatterings and yapping cries. In contrast to wolves, Dhole or Cuon alpinus do not howl or bark.
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