Ostrich Skull Replica

$182.00

Ostriches are the world’s largest birds. They are primarily vegetarian, occasionally feeding on locusts and remains left behind by predators. Ostriches are territorial and males may fight to defend harems of 3 to 5 hens.

Description

Ostrich Skull Replica measures 5×3.5×3.5 inches. Ostrich skull replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Struthio camelus is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Ostrich or Struthio camelus are the largest living bird at 96 inches in height. Semi desert habitats of South and East Africa, Sahara and South Syria.

The common ostrich or Struthio camelus is a species of large flightless bird native to certain large areas of Africa.

Ostrich or Struthio camelus shares the order Struthioniformes with the kiwis, emus, rheas, and cassowaries. However, phylogenetic studies have shown that it is the sister group to all other members of Palaeognathae and thus the flighted tinamous are the sister group to the extinct moa.

Ostrich or Struthio camelus is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs, and can run for a long time at a speed of 34 mph or even up to about 43 mph, the fastest land speed of any bird. Struthio camelus is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest eggs of any living bird (extinct elephant birds of Madagascar and the giant moa of New Zealand laid larger eggs).

The common ostriches diet consists mainly of plant matter, though it also eats invertebrates. It lives in nomadic groups of 5 to 50 birds. When threatened, they will either hide itself by lying flat against the ground, or run away. If cornered, it can attack with a kick of its powerful legs. Mating patterns differ by geographical region, but territorial males fight for a harem of two to seven females.

Ostrich or Struthio camelus is farmed around the world, particularly for its feathers, which are decorative and are also used as feather dusters. Ostrich or Struthio camelus skin is used for leather products and its meat is marketed commercially.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 3.5 × 3.5 in
Ostrich Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Struthionidae
Genus: Struthio
Species: S. camelus
Binomial Name: Struthio camelus
Conservation status: Least Concern