Dhole Male Skull Replica

$91.00

Dholes, also known as Asiatic wild dogs, are a species of small canid native to Central, South, and Southeast Asia. Dholes hunt in packs and are known for their extreme ferocity, often taking down prey much larger than themselves.

Description

Dhole Male Skull Replica measures 7.4 inches. Dhole Male Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Cast from original specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum dog skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor 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, chattering’s and yapping cries. In contrast to wolves,  Dhole or Cuon alpinus do not howl or bark.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 7.4 in
Dhole Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Tribe: Canini
Genus: Cuon
Species: C. alpinus
Binomial name: Cuon alpinus
Conservation status: Endangered