Description

Mountain Lion Skull Replica measures 210mm or 8.3 inches. Mountain Lion Skull Replica is museum quality Polyurethane resins. Puma concolor is the scientific name for the Mountain Lion. Made in USA.

The Mountain Lion or Puma concolor is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae. It is native to the Americas. Its range spans from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes in South America, and is the widest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. Mountain Lion or Puma concolor is an adaptable, generalist species, occurring in most American habitat types. Due to its wide range, it has many names including mountain lion, puma, red tiger, and catamount.

Mountain Lion or Puma concolor coloring is plain (hence the Latin concolor) but can vary greatly across individuals and even siblings. The coat is typically tawny like that of the lion, which is why it was initially called the “mountain lion”, but it ranges from silvery-grey or reddish with lighter patches on the under-body, including the jaws, chin, and throat. Mountain Lion or Puma concolor infants are spotted and born with blue eyes and rings on their tails.

The head of the Mountain Lion or Puma concolor  is round and the ears are erect. Its powerful forequarters, neck, and jaw serve to grasp and hold large prey. It has five retractable claws on its forepaws (one a dewclaw) and four on its hind paws. The larger front feet and claws are adaptations to clutching prey.

Mountain Lion or Puma concolor are slender and agile members of the Felidae. They are the fourth-largest cat species worldwide; adults stand about 24 to 35 in. tall at the shoulders. Adult males are around 7.9 ft. long from nose to tail tip, and females average 6.7 ft. Of this length, the tail typically accounts for 25 to 37 in.

Mountain Lion or Puma concolor is on average larger than all felid species apart from the lion, tiger, and jaguar. Despite its size, it is not typically classified among the “big cats” because it cannot roar, lacking the specialized larynx and hyoid apparatus of Panthera. Mountain Lion or Puma concolor are often silent with minimal communication through vocalizations outside of the mother offspring relationship.

Mountain Lion or Puma concolor sometimes voice low-pitched hisses, growls, and purrs, as well as chirps and whistles, many of which are comparable to those of domestic cats. They are well known for their screams, as referenced in some of their common names, although these screams are often misinterpreted to be the calls of other animals or humans.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Mountain Lion Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Puma
Species: P. concolor
Binomial name: Puma concolor
Conservation status: Least concern

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