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Genet Male Skull Replica measures 3.5 inches. Genet male skull replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Viverra genetta is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Genet or Viverra genetta are slender cat-like animals with a long body, a long ringed tail, large ears, a pointed muzzle and partly retractile claws. Their fur is spotted. All Genet species have a dark stripe along the spine; they differ in fur color and spot pattern.
Their size varies between species from 16.1 to 23.6 in. in head-to-body length with 16 to 19 in. long tails; their tails are almost as long as head and body. Genet or Viverra genetta have large eyes with elliptical pupils; the iris is about the color of the fur. They can move their eyes within their sockets to a limited extent, and move their heads to focus on moving objects.
Genet or Viverra genetta ear pinnae have a fine layer of hair inside and outside. They can move the pinnae by about 80 degrees from pointing forward to the side, and also from an erect position to pointing downwards. Their wet nose is important for both sensing smell and touch.
They are highly agile, have quick reflexes and exceptional climbing skills. They are the only viverrids able to stand on their hind legs. Viverra genetta walk, trot, run, climb up and down trees, and jump. They live on the ground, but also spend much of their time in trees.
Genets are omnivorous and opportunistically catch invertebrates and small vertebrates, but also feed on plants and fruit. Scientific name is viverra genetta.
Viverra genetta species are indigenous to Africa. The common genet was introduced to southwestern Europe during historical times. They were brought from the Maghreb to the Mediterranean region as a semi-domestic animal about 1000 to 1500 years ago, and from there spread to southern France and Italy. In Africa, they are found in wooded habitats north of the Sahara, in savanna zones south of the Sahara to southern Africa and along the coast of Arabia, Yemen and Oman.
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