Muskox Adult Male Skull measures 20 inches. Horns measure 21.3 inches or 54cm. Muskox Adult Male Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Made in USA. Ovibos moschatus is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

Both male and female muskox or Ovibos moschatus have long, curved horns. Muskox or Ovibos moschatus stand 4 to 5 ft. high at the shoulder. The small tail, often concealed under a layer of fur, measures only 3.9 ins. long. Adults, on average, weigh 630 lbs.

The thick coat and large head suggests a larger animal than the muskox or Ovibos moschatus truly is. Their coat, a mix of black, grey, and brown, includes long guard hairs that almost reach the ground. Rare white muskox have been spotted in the Queen Maud Gulf Bird Sanctuary. Ovibos moschatus are occasionally domesticated for wool, meat, and milk. The wool, qiviut, is highly prized for its softness, length, and insulation value. Prices for yarn range between $40 and $80 per ounce. A muskox or Ovibos moschatus can reach speeds of up to 37 mph. Their life expectancy is 12 to 20 years.

Muskox or Ovibos moschatus live in herds of 12 to 24 in the winter and 8 to 20 in the summer. They do not hold territories, but they do mark their trails with preorbital glands. Male and female muskox both have separate age-based hierarchies, with mature msukox being dominant over juveniles.

Dominant Ovibos moschatus tend to get access to the best resources and will displace subordinates from patches of grass during the winter. Muskox bulls assert their dominance in many different ways. One is a “rush and butt”, in which a dominant bull rushes a subordinate from the side with its horns, and will warn the subordinate so it can have a chance to get away.

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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 20 in
Muskox Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Ovibos
Species: O. moschatus
Binomial name: Ovibos moschatus
Conservation status: Least concern – A least concern species is a species that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as evaluated as not being a focus of species conservation. They do not qualify as threatened, near threatened, or (before 2001) conservation dependent.


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