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Raccoon Dog Skull Replica measures 4.7 inches. Raccoon Dog Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Nyctereutes procyonoides is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Raccoon dog or Nyctereutes procyonoides also known as the mangut, tanuki or neoguri, is a canid indigenous to East Asia. Its closest relatives are true foxes. Among the Canidae, the Raccoon dog shares the habit of regularly climbing trees only with the North American gray fox, another basal species.
Raccoon dog or Nyctereutes procyonoides skulls greatly resemble those of South American foxes, particularly crab-eating foxes, though genetic studies reveal they are not closely related.
Raccoon dog or Nyctereutes procyonoides skulls are small, but sturdily built and moderately elongated, with narrow zygomatic arches. The projections of the skull are well-developed, the sagittal crest being particularly prominent in old animals.
Raccoon dogs or Nyctereutes procyonoides have small and weak canines and carnassials, flat molars. They have long torsos and short legs. Total lengths can range from 18 to 28 in. The tail, at 4.7 to 7.1 in. long, is short and hangs below the tarsal joints without touching the ground. The ears are short and protrude only slightly from the fur.
Raccoon dogs or Nyctereutes procyonoides winter fur is long and thick with dense underfur and coarse guard hairs measuring 120 mm in length. The winter fur protects raccoon dogs from low temperatures ranging down to minus 20 degrees to minus 25 degrees celsious.
Raccoon dogs or Nyctereutes procyonoides are earth-brown, or brownish-grey color with black guard hairs. The tail is darker than the torso. A dark stripe is present on the back, which broadens on the shoulders, forming a cross shape.
The abdomen is yellowish-brown, while the chest is dark brown or blackish. The muzzle is covered in short hair, which increases in length and quantity behind the eyes. The cheeks are coated with long, whiskery hairs.
Raccoon dogs or Nyctereutes procyonoides are omnivores that feed on insects, rodents, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles, molluscs, carrion, and insectivores, as well as fruits, nuts, and berries.
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