Red Fox Skull Replica
The Red Fox is native to North America, Europe and most of Asia and has been introduced to Australia and Africa. The Red Fox stands motionless, listening and watching intently for mice. It then leaps high and brings the forelimbs straight down forcibly to pin the mouse to the ground.
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Red Fox Skull Replica measures 5.7 inches. Red Fox 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 decor skull, or office decor skull.
The largest species within the genus Vulpes vulpes, the Red Fox has a native range spanning most of North America and Eurasia. Carnivore of the deep forest the artic tundra, prairies, and farmlands. Eurasia, North Africa and North America.
Apart from its large size, the Red fox or Vulpes vulpes is distinguished from other fox species by its ability to adapt quickly to new environments. Despite its name, they often produce individuals with other colorings, including leucistic and melanistic.
Red fox or Vulpes vulpes skulls are fairly narrow and elongated, with small brain cases. Their canine teeth are relatively long. Their skulls are distinguished from those of dogs by their narrower muzzles, less crowded premolars, more slender canine teeth, and concave rather than convex profiles.
Red fox or Vulpes vulpes has an elongated body and relatively short limbs. The tail, which is longer than half the body length is fluffy and reaches the ground when in a standing position.
Their pupils are oval and vertically oriented. Nictitating membranes are present, but move only when the eyes are closed.
Red fox or Vulpes vulpes forepaws have five digits, while the hind feet have only four and lack dewclaws. They are very agile, being capable of jumping over 6 ft. fences, and swim well.
Red fox or Vulpes vulpes are usually together in pairs or small groups consisting of families, such as a mated pair and their young, or a male with several females having kinship ties. The young of the mated pair remain with their parents to assist in caring for new kits.
The species primarily feeds on small rodents, though it may also target rabbits, game birds, reptiles, invertebrates and young ungulates. Fruit and vegetable matter is also eaten sometimes.
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