Hispaniolan solenodon Skull Replica


The Haitian Solenodon is found exclusively on the island of Hispaniola. Although considerably larger, this species looks much like a shrew. Its head is large in proportion to its body and the rostrum is elongated.


Hispaniolan solenodon Skull Replica measures 3.5 inches. Hispaniolan solenodon Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Solenodon paradoxus is the scientific name. The skull is a female skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Hispaniolan solenodons or solenodon paradoxus is a nocturnal Insectivora that burrows in covered shelters. The Hispaniolan solenodon looks much like an oversized shrew; males and females are similar in size. Adults measure 19 to 28 in. in total length, including a tail 7.9 to 9.8 in., and weigh about 28 oz. on average.

Although Hispaniolan solenodons or solenodon paradoxus are somewhat variable in color, they are typically dusky brown over most of the body, with a paler underside and reddish fur on the sides of the head, throat and upper chest. The tail, legs, snout, and eyelids are hairless.

The Hispaniolan solenodon or Solenodon paradoxus, also known as the Haitian solenodon, or agouta, is a solenodon found only on Hispaniola, the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Hispaniolan solenodons or solenodon paradoxus are nocturnal; during daylight hours, they stay in their burrows, trees, hollowed-out logs or caves, remaining hidden from view.

Their burrows may contain multiple chambers and tunnels and are typically inhabited by an adult pair accompanied by up to six younger family members. When they emerge into the open air, they run on the soles of their feet, following an erratic, zigzag course.

Hispaniolan solenodons or solenodon paradoxus feed mainly on arthropods, but will also eat worms, snails, mice and small reptiles; they may also feed on a small amount of fruit, grains, and leaf litter. Hispaniolan solenodons or solenodon paradoxus probe the earth with their snouts and dig or rip open rotten logs with their claws.

Solenodon paradoxus have been reported to make a number of vocalisations, including a loud defensive “chirp”, an aggressive “squeal”, a soft “squeak” when encountering familiar conspecifics, and a high-pitched “clic” when encountering strangers.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 in
Hispaniolan solenodon Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Solenodontidae
Genus: Solenodon
Species:S. paradoxus
Binomial name: Solenodon paradoxus
Conservation status: Least concern