Lesser Grison Skull Replica measures 3.5 inches. Lesser Grison Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Lesser grison or Galictis cuja is a species of mustelid from South America. The Lesser grison or Galictis cuja have a long, slender body, short legs, and a bushy tail. They have a long neck and a small head with a flattened forehead and rounded ears.

They are smaller than the closely related greater grison, with a head-body length of 11 to 20 in. and a tail 5.5 to 7.5 in. long. Adults weigh anywhere from 2.6 to 5.3 lb. Females are slighter smaller and more slender than males.

The Lesser grison or Galictis cuja top of the head, the back and flanks, and the tail have coarse black guard hairs with buff-colored tips over a softer undercoat, giving them a grizzled greyish color.

The remainder of the body is black or nearly so, apart from a pale buff-colored stripe running from the forehead to the shoulders along the lower margin of the grey furred area. The feet are webbed, with five toes ending in sharp, curved, claws.

Lesser grison or Galictis cuja are found throughout most of southern South America from sea level to as high as 13,800 ft. elevation. They are found in a wide range of habitats, although generally near water, including grasslands, forests, scrub, and mountain meadows. They are also known to inhabit agricultural land and pasture in some areas.

Lesser grison or Galictis cuja are carnivorous, feeding on small to medium rodents, as well as rabbits, birds, frogs, lizards, and snakes. They are among the major predators on cavies, including wild guinea pigs, and also of nesting grebes.

Lesser grison or Galictis cuja are semi-plantigrade, walking partly on the soles of their feet, and, despite the webbing, their feet are adapted more for running and climbing than for swimming.

They possess anal scent glands that spray a noxious chemical similar to, but probably weaker than, that of skunks. They are monogamous, hunting together when raising their litters of two to five young.

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Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 2.7 in
Lesser Grison Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Galictis
Species: G. cuja
Binomial name: Galictis cuja
Conservation status: Least concern