Fossa Skull Replica

Description

Fossa Skull Replica or Cryptoprocta ferox is cast in polyurethane resins and is Museum Quality. Fossa Skull replica is made in the USA. The Fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar. The fossa is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island of Madagascar and has been compared to a small cougar. Adults have a head-body length of 70–80 cm (28–31 in) and weigh between 5.5 and 8.6 kg (12 and 19 lb), with the males larger than the females. It has semi-retractable claws and flexible ankles that allow it to climb up and down trees head-first, and also support jumping from tree to tree.

The fossa appears as a diminutive form of a large cat such as a cougar, but with a slender body and muscular limbs, and a tail nearly as long as the rest of the body. It has a mongoose-like head, relatively longer than that of a cat, with a muzzle that is broad and short, and with large, rounded ears. It has medium brown eyes set wide apart with pupils that contract to slits. Like many carnivorans that hunt at night, its eyes reflect light; the reflected light is orange in hue. Unusually large individuals weighing up to 44 lbs. The fossa can smell, hear, and see well. It is a robust animal and illnesses are rare in captive fossas.
Both males and females have short, straight fur that is relatively dense and without spots or patterns. Both sexes are generally a reddish-brown dorsally and colored a dirty cream on the underside. Their tail tends to be lighter in coloration than the sides. Juveniles are either gray or nearly white.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 5.1 in
Fossa Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Eupleridae
Genus: Cryptoprocta
Species: C. ferox
Binomial name:
Cryptoprocta ferox
Vulnerable: A vulnerable species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as likely to become endangered unless the circumstances that are threatening its survival and reproduction improve.

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