Red Ruffed Lemur Skull measures 3.9 inches. Red Ruffed Lemur Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Varecia rubra is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

It is one of two species in the genus Varecia, the ruffed lemurs. It is native to Madagascar. It occurs only in the rainforests of Masoala, in the northeast of the island. It is one of the largest primates of Madagascar with a body length of 53 cm, a tail length of 60 cm and a weight of 3.3 to 3.6 kg.

Its soft, thick fur is red and black in color and sports a buff or cream colored spot at the nape, but a few are known to have a white or pink patch on the back of the limbs or digits and a ring on the base of the tail in a similar color.

Red Ruffed lemurs or Varecia rubra females are slightly larger than males. They have slender bodies and long legs. Red ruffed lemurs have a narrow snout with small back ears that are sometimes hidden by their long fur. They groom themselves using their toothcomb.

The red ruffed lemur or Varecia rubra is mainly a fruit-eater, though it is known to eat leaves and shoots. They especially like figs. The red ruffed lemur or Varecia rubra and Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur understand each other’s calls, despite living in different parts of Madagascar. Scent marking is also an important means of communication.

The red ruffed lemur or Varecia rubra is a very clean animal and spends a lot of time grooming itself and in social grooming. The lower incisors and the claw on the second toe of the hind foot are specially adapted for this behavior. The lower incisors grow forward in line with each other and are slightly spaced. This creates a toothcomb which can be used to groom its long, soft fur.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 3.9 in
Red Ruffed Lemur Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Lemuridae
Genus: Varecia
Species: V. rubra
Binomial name: Varecia rubra
Conservation status: Critically Endangered


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