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Margay Female Skull Replica measures 95mm or 3.7 inches. Margay Female Skull Replica is museum quality Polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Leopardus wiedii is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Margay or Leopardus wiedii is a small wild cat native to Central and South America. A solitary and nocturnal cat, it lives mainly in primary evergreen and deciduous forest.
The Margay or Leopardus wiedii is very similar to the larger ocelot in appearance, although the head is a little shorter, the eyes larger, and the tail and legs longer. It weighs from 5.7 to 8.8 lbs., with a body length of 19 to 31 ins., and a tail length of 13 to 20 ins.
Their fur is brown and marked with numerous rows of dark brown or black rosettes and longitudinal streaks. The undersides are paler, ranging from buff to white, and the tail has numerous dark bands and a black tip. The backs of the ears are black with circular white markings in the center. The Margay or Leopardus wiedii lives in New Mexico to North Argentina forests and scrub lands.
Most notably the Leopardus wiedii is a much more skillful climber than its relative, and it is sometimes called the tree ocelot because of this ability. Whereas the ocelot or Leopardus wiedii mostly pursues prey on the ground, the margay may spend its entire life in the trees, leaping after and chasing birds and monkeys through the treetops. Indeed, it is one of only two cat species with the ankle flexibility necessary to climb head-first down trees.
The Margay or Leopardus wiedii is remarkably agile; its ankles can turn up to 180 degrees, it can grasp branches equally well with its fore and hind paws, and it is able to jump up to 12 ft. horizontally. They have been observed to hang from branches with only one foot.
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