Green Toucan Skull Replica

Description

Green Toucan Skull Replica measures 8.4 inches. Green Toucan Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Ramphastos dicolorus is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Green Toucan or Ramphastos dicolorus is native to Central and South America. Toucans are easily identifiable by their large colorful beaks. This beak has a serrated edge which functions much like teeth. A toucans diet consists of berries, fruits, occasional small vertebrates and insects.

Green Toucan or Ramphastos dicolorus bodies are short and compact. The tail is rounded and varies in length, from half the length to the whole length of the body. The neck is short and thick. The wings are small, as they are forest dwelling birds who only need to travel short distances, and are often of about the same span as the bill-tip-to-tail-tip measurements of the bird.

The legs of the Green Toucan or Ramphastos dicolorus are strong and rather short. Their toes are arranged in pairs with the first and fourth toes turned backward.

The colorful and large bill, which in some large species measures more than half the length of the body. Despite its size, their bill is very light, being composed of bone struts filled with spongy tissue of keratin between them. This deep light weight construction is the most efficient in terms of strength to weight ratio. The bill has forward facing serrations resembling teeth. The large bill of the Green Toucan or Ramphastos dicolorus is a highly efficient thermoregulation system, though its size may still be advantageous in other ways. It does aid in their feeding behavior (as they sit in one spot and reach for all fruit in range, thereby reducing energy expenditure). The beak allows them to reach deep into trees to access food unavailable to other birds, and also to ransack suspended nests built by smaller birds.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 8.4 in
Toucon Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Infraorder: Ramphastides
Family: Ramphastidae

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