Maned Wolf Skull Replica

$182.00

Maned Wolves are a species of South American canid native to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Peru. They are the largest canid in South America, standing up to 3 feet tall. Maned wolves have a unique fox-like appearance, with a reddish fur, a long black mane, and a black-tipped tail.

Description

Maned Wolf Skull Replica measures 8.9 inches. Maned Wolf 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 wolf skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Found in America, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and is almost extinct in Uruguay. Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is neither a fox nor a wolf. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon (meaning “golden dog”).

The Maned Wolf or Chrysocyon brachyurus bears minor similarities to the red fox, although it belongs to a different genus.

The average adult weighs 51 lb. and stands 35 in. tall at the shoulder, has a head-body length of 39 in. with the tail adding another 18 in. Its ears are large and long about 7 inches.

The Maned Wolf or Chrysocyon brachyurus is the tallest of the wild canids; its long legs are likely an adaptation to the tall grasslands of its native habitat.

Fur of the Maned Wolf may be reddish-brown to golden orange on the sides with long, black legs, and a distinctive black mane.

The coat is marked further with a whitish tuft at the tip of the tail and a white bib beneath the throat. The mane is erectile and typically is used to enlarge the wolf’s profile when threatened or when displaying aggression. The skull can be identified by its reduced carnassials, small upper incisors and long canine teeth. Like other canids, it has 42 teeth.

The Maned Wolf or Chrysocyon brachyurus is a solitary animal and does not form packs. It typically hunts alone, usually between sundown and midnight, rotating its large ears to listen for prey animals in the grass. They tap the ground with a front foot to flush out the prey and pounce to catch it. They kill prey by biting on the neck or back, and shaking the prey violently if necessary.

The Maned Wolf or Chrysocyon brachyurus is omnivorous. It specializes in preying on small and medium-sized animals, including small mammals (typically rodents and rabbits), birds, and even fish, but a large portion of its diet is vegetable matter, including sugarcane, tubers, and fruit.

The Maned Wolf or Chrysocyon brachyurus hunts by chasing its prey, digging holes, and jumping to catch birds in flight. Armadillos are also commonly consumed.

The wolf apple, a tomato-like fruit, is the Maned Wolves most common food item. The wolf apple is actively sought by the maned wolf, and is consumed throughout the year.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 8.9 in
Maned Wolf Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Tribe: Canini
Genus: Chrysocyon
Species: C. brachyurus
Binomial name: Chrysocyon brachyurus
Conservation status: Near Threatened