Side Striped Jackal Skull


The Side-Striped Jackal inhabits the forests of eastern and central Africa. Side-Striped Jackals are nocturnal and omnivorous feeding on Insects, fruit, small vertebrates, and carrion.


Side Striped Jackal Skull measures 5.9 inches. Side Striped Jackal Skull 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.

Side striped jackal or Lupulella adusta is a species of jackal, native to eastern and southern Africa.

The Side striped jackal or Lupulella adusta skull is similar to that of the black backed jackal’s, but is flatter, with a longer and narrower rostrum.

Its sagittal crest and zygomatic arches of the skull are also lighter in build. Due to its longer rostrum, its third upper premolar lies almost in line with the others, rather than at an angle. Its dentition is well suited to an omnivorous diet.

The long, curved canines have a sharp ridge on the posterior surface, and the outer incisors are canine like.

Side striped jackal or Lupulella adusta feeds largely on invertebrates during the wet season and small mammals, such as the springhare, in the dry months.

It frequently scavenges from campsites and the kills of larger predators. In the wild, fruit is taken exclusively in season.

The Side striped jackal or Lupulella adusta lives both solitarily and in family groups of up to seven individuals. The family unit is dominated by a breeding pair, which remains monogamous for a number of years.

The breeding season for this species depends on where they live; in southern Africa, breeding starts in June and ends in November. The side striped jackal has a gestation period of 57 to 70 days, with average litter of three to six young.

The young reach sexual maturity at six to eight months of age, and typically begin to leave when 11 months old.

The Side striped jackal or Lupulella adusta is among the few mammal species that mate for life, forming monogamous pairs.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 5.9 in
Side Striped Jackal Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Canis
Species: C. adustus
Binomial name: Canis adustus
Conservation status: Least concern