Malagasy Civet Skull Replica

$121.00

The Malagasy Civet is nocturnal, is not a good climber and frequents ravines. It eats small vertebrates (mammals, reptiles, and amphibians), insects, aquatic animals, and eggs stolen from birds’ nests.

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Description

Malagasy Civet Skull Replica measures 5 inches. Malagasy Civet Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Skull and associated misc elements included in kit: Scapula, 3.2in. Humerus, 4 1/2in, Radius, 3 1/2in, Ulna, 4.4in, Femur, 5.4in. Tibia, 5in. Fibula, 4 1/2in.

The Malagasy or Striped Civet (Fossa fossana), also known as the or Jabady, is an euplerid endemic to Madagascar. It is the only species in genus Fossa.

The Striped Civet is found in lowland and rainforest areas of Eastern and Northern areas of Madagascar, and can also be found in humid and isolated forests in Amber Mountain National Park, and farther north in the less-humid forests of Ankarana Reserve. It can be found from sea level to 5,200 ft. above sea level, but is only common up to 3,300 ft. above sea level.

The Malagasy Civet is a small mammal, about 19 in. long excluding the tail which is only 7.9 in. It can weigh 3.3 to 4.4 lb. It is endemic to the tropical forests of Madagascar. Malagasy Civets are nocturnal. It eats small vertebrates, insects, aquatic animals, and eggs stolen from birds’ nests.

It is the second largest carnivore in Madagascar after the fossa. It has a short coat greyish beige or brown in color, with dark black horizontal stripes running from head to tail, where the stripes are vertical, wrapping around the bushier tail. The stripes morph into spots near the belly. Its legs are short and very thin.

The Malagasy Civet is nocturnal, is not a good climber and frequents ravines. It eats small vertebrates (mammals, reptiles, and amphibians), insects, aquatic animals, and eggs stolen from birds’ nests.

It is a shy and secretive animal. Their vocalizations are similar to crying and groaning. Pairs of males and females defend a large area of 120 acres as their territory. In the winter, it may store fat in its tail, which can make up 25% of their weight.

The mating season of the Malagasy civet is August to September and the gestation period is around three months, ending with the birth of one young. The young are rather well-developed, weigh around 2.3 to 2.5 oz. They are weaned in two to three months, leaving their parents at around one year old. The average lifespan of a Malagasy civet is about 21 years in captivity.

Additional information

Weight 6.5 lbs
Dimensions 5 in
Malagasy Civet Facts

Conservation status: Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification:
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Eupleridae
Subfamily: Euplerinae
Genus: Fossa
Species: F. fossana
Binomial name: Fossa fossana