Pallas Cat Skull Replica


The skull of Pallas Cat is relatively convex and rounded with a short rostrum and a strongly enlarged cranium. These small members of the cat family survive almost entirely on pikas in the wild.

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Pallas Cat Skull Replica measures 3.7 inches. Pallas Cat skull replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Pallas cat or Otocolobus manul is about the size of a domestic cat. Its body is 18 to 26 in. long and its tail 8.3 to 12.2 in. It weighs 5.5 to 9.9 lb. The combination of its stocky posture and long, dense fur makes it appear stout and plush.

Its fur is ochre with dark vertical bars on the torso and forelegs. The winter coat is greyer and less patterned than the summer coat.

Pallas cat or Otocolobus manul has clear black rings on the tail and dark spots on the forehead. The cheeks are white with narrow black stripes running from the corners of the eyes.

The chin and throat are also white, merging into the grayish, silky fur of the underparts. Concentric white and black rims around the eyes accentuate their rounded shape.

The legs are proportionately shorter than those of other cats, the ears are set very low and wide apart, and the claws are unusually short. Otocolobus manul face is shortened giving it a flattened look. The pupils are circular rather than vertical slits.

The short jaw has fewer teeth than is typical among cats, with the first pair of upper premolars missing, but the canine teeth are large.

Pallas cat or Otocolobus manul are solitary. Both males and females scent mark their territory. They spend the day in caves, rock crevices, or marmot burrows, and emerge in the late afternoon to begin hunting.

Otocolobus manul are not fast runners, and hunt primarily by ambush or stalking, using low vegetation and rocky terrain for cover.

Pallas cat or Otocolobus manul feed largely on diurnally active prey species such as gerbils, pikas, voles and chukar partridges, and sometimes catch young marmots.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 3.7 in
Pallas Cat Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Otocolobus
Species: O. manul
Binomial name: Otocolobus manul
Conservation status: Near Threatened