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Mandrill Monkey Male Skull measures 10.9 inches. Mandrill Monkey Male Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Scientific name is Mandrillus sphinx. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Mandrill Monkey or Mandrillus sphinx is a primate of the Old World monkey (Cercopithecidae) family. It is one of two species assigned to the genus Mandrillus. Mandrill monkey or Mandrillus sphinx are found in southern Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Congo. Mandrills mostly live in tropical rain forests. They live in very large groups. Mandrill monkey or Mandrillus sphinx have an omnivorous diet consisting mostly of fruits and insects. Their mating season peaks in July to September, with a corresponding birth peak in December to April.
Mandrills are the world’s largest monkeys. The mandrill monkey or Mandrillus sphinx has an olive green or dark grey pelage with yellow and black bands and a white belly. Its hairless face has an elongated muzzle with distinctive characteristics, such as a red stripe down the middle and protruding blue ridges on the sides. It also has red nostrils and lips, a yellow beard and white tufts. The coloration of the Mandrill monkey or Mandrillus sphinx is more pronounced in dominant adult males.
The Mandrill Monkey or Mandrillus sphinx is an omnivore. It usually consumes plants, of which it eats over a hundred species. It prefers to eat fruits, but will also eat leaves, lianas, bark, stems, and fibers. It also consumes mushrooms and soil. Carnivorously, Mandrill Monkey or Mandrillus sphinxmostly eat invertebrates, particularly ants, beetles, termites, crickets, spiders, snails, and scorpions. It will also eat eggs, and even vertebrates such as birds, tortoises, frogs, porcupines, rats, and shrews.
The Mandrill Monkey or Mandrillus sphinx will make a “silent, bared-teeth face”, in which the teeth are bared, the head crest is erect and the head shakes. This may serve as a peaceful form of communication.
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