Mandrill Monkey Male Skull


Mandrills communicate with various facial expressions and postures. Threat displays involve an open mouth & staring, usually in combination with head bobbing, ground slapping and raised hair.

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Mandrill Monkey Male Skull Replica measures 10.9 inches. Mandrill Monkey Male Skull is museum quality polyurethane 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 décor skull, or office décor 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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Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 10.9 in
Mandrill Baboon Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Mandrillus
Species: M. sphinx
Binomial name: Mandrillus sphinx
Conservation status: Vulnerable – A vulnerable species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as likely to become endangered unless the circumstances that are threatening its survival and reproduction improve.