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Koala Male Skull Replica measures 6 inches. Koala Male Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Polyurethane cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Koala or Phascolarctos cinereus is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is easily recognizable by its stout, tailless body and large head with round, fluffy ears and large, spoon-shaped nose.
The koala or Phascolarctos cinereus has a body length of 24 to 33 in. and weighs 9 to 33 lb. making it amount the largest arboreal marsupials. Fur color ranges from silver grey to chocolate brown.
The Koala or Phascolarctos cinereus inhabit open Eucalyptus woodlands, and the leaves of these trees make up most of their diet.
The Phascolarctos cinereus is a stocky animal with a large head and vestigial or non-existent tail. Koalas from Victoria are twice as heavy as those from Queensland. The species is sexually dimorphic, with males 50 percent larger than females.
Males are further distinguished from females by their more curved noses and the presence of chest glands, which are visible as hairless patches.
The pelage of Koalas or Phascolarctos cinereus is thicker and longer on the back, and shorter on the belly. The ears have thick fur on both the inside and outside. The back fur color varies from light grey to chocolate brown.
The belly is whitish and on the rump it is dappled whitish, and darker at the back. Koala or Phascolarctos cinereus has the most effective insulating back fur of any marsupial and is highly resilient to wind and rain, while the belly fur can reflect solar radiation.
The koalas curved, sharp claws are well adapted for climbing trees. The large forepaws have two opposable digits that allow them to grasp small branches. On the hindpaws, the second and third digits are fused and the attached claws are used for grooming.
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