Ring-Tailed Lemur Skull Replica


The Ring-tailed Lemur is native only to southern Madagascar. This diurnal species eats mostly fruits, leaves and occasionally insects. The Ring-tailed Lemur lives in groups numbering from 5 to 25 individuals with little or no established hierarchy.

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Ring-Tailed Lemur Skull Replica measures 3.1 inches. Ring-Tailed Lemur Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in the USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Ring-tailed lemur or Lemur catta is a large strepsirrhine primate and the most recognized lemur due to its long, black and white ringed tail. It belongs to Lemuridae, one of five lemur families, and is the only member of the Lemur genus. Like all lemurs it is endemic to the island of Madagascar.

Known locally in Malagasy as maky or hira, it inhabits gallery forests to spiny scrub in the southern regions of the island. Ring-tailed lemur or Lemur catta is omnivorous and the most terrestrial of extant lemurs. The animal is diurnal, being active exclusively in daylight hours.

They are highly social, living in groups of up to 30 individuals. It is also female dominant, a trait common among lemurs. To keep warm and reaffirm social bonds, groups will huddle together.

Ring-tailed lemur or Lemur catta will also sunbathe, sitting upright facing its underside, with its thinner white fur towards the sun.

The Ring-tailed lemur or Lemur catta is an opportunistic omnivore primarily eating fruits and leaves, particularly those of the tamarind tree. Tamarind makes up as much as 50 percent of the diet, especially during the dry, winter season.

They eat from as many as three dozen different plant species, and its diet includes flowers, herbs, bark and sap. It has been observed eating decayed wood, earth, spider webs, insect cocoons, spiders, caterpillars, cicadas, grasshoppers and small birds and chameleons.

As one of the most vocal primates, the Ring-tailed lemur or Lemur catta uses numerous vocalizations including group cohesion and alarm calls.

Experiments have shown that the ring-tailed lemur, despite the lack of a large brain (relative to simiiform primates), can organize sequences, understand basic arithmetic operations and preferentially select tools based on functional qualities.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3.1 in
Ring-Tailed Lemur Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Lemuridae
Genus: Lemur
Species: L. catta
Binomial name: Lemur catta
Conservation status: Endangered