Serval Felis Skull Replica

Serval Felis Skull Replica

$84.00

SKU: CADJL0013

Description

Serval Felis Skull Replica measures 5.0 inches. The Serval Felis Skull Replica is cast in polyurethane resins made in the USA.

The serval is a slender, medium-sized cat; it stands 21–24 in. at the shoulder and weighs 8 to 18–40 lb., but females tend to be lighter. The head-and-body length is typically between 67 and 26–39 in. Males tend to be sturdier than females. Prominent characteristics include the small head, large ears, spotted and striped coat, long legs and a black-tipped tail that is around 12 in. long. The serval has the longest legs of any cat relative to its body size, largely due to the greatly elongated metatarsal bones in the feet. The toes are elongated as well, and unusually mobile.

The coat is basically golden-yellow to buff, and extensively marked with black spots and stripes. The spots show great variation in size. Melanistic servals are also known. Facial features include the brownish or greenish eyes, white whiskers on the snout and near the ears, ears as large as those of a domestic cat and black on the back with a white horizontal band in the middle, whitish chin, and spots and streaks on the cheeks and the forehead. Three to four black stripes run from the back of the head onto the shoulders, and then break into rows of spots. The white underbelly has dense and fluffy basal fur, and the soft guard hairs are 2–4 in. long. The closely set ears are black on the back with a horizontal white band; the ears can rotate up to 180 degrees independently of each other. The serval has a good sense of smell, hearing and vision.

The serval is similar to the sympatric caracal, but has a narrower spoor, a rounder skull, and lacks its prominent ear tufts.  The serval cats have large and sharp ears that help in locating the prey.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 5.0 in
Serval Felis Skull

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Leptailurus
Species: L. serval
Binomial name:
Leptailurus serval
Conservation status: Least Concern

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