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Hamadryas Baboon Male Skull measures 8 inches. Hamadryas Baboon Male Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. California Academy of Sciences Specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Scientific name is Papio hamadryas. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Hamadryas baboon or Papio hamadryas is a species of baboon from the Old World monkey family. It is the northernmost of all the baboons, being native to the Horn of Africa and the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. These regions provide habitats with the advantage for this species of fewer natural predators.
Apart from the striking sexual dimorphism, males are nearly twice as large as females, which is common to all baboons. Hamadryas baboon or Papio hamadryas also shows differences in coloration among adults.
Adult males have a pronounced cape (mane and mantle), silver-white in color, which they develop around the age of ten, while the females are capeless and brown all over. Their faces range in color from red to tan to a dark brown.
Males may have a body measurement of up to 31 in. and weigh 44 to 66 lbs., females weigh 22 to 33 lbs. and have a body length of 16 to 18 in. Infants are very dark brown or black in coloration and lighten after about one year.
The Hamadryas baboon or Papio hamadryas is unusual among baboon and macaque species in that its society is strictly patriarchal. The males limit the movements of the females, herding them with visual threats and grabbing or biting any that wander too far away. Males sometimes raid harems for females, resulting in aggressive fights.
The Hamadryas baboon or Papio hamadryas is omnivorous and is adapted to its relatively dry habitat. During the wet seasons, the baboon feeds on a variety of foods, including blossoms, seeds, grasses, wild roots, bark and leaves from acacia trees.
During the dry season, the Hamadryas baboon or Papio hamadryas eat leaves of the Dobera glabra and sisal leaves. Hamadryas baboons also eat insects, worms, reptiles, birds, and small mammals, including antelope.
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