Description

Snow Leopard Skull Replica measures 8.0 inches. Snow Leopard Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resins. Made in USA. Panthera uncia is the scientific name. California Academy of Sciences specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

The Snow leopard or Panthera uncia, also known as the Ounce Leopard, is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.

The Snow leopard or Panthera uncia fur is whitish to gray with black spots on head and neck, but larger rosettes on the back, flanks and bushy tail. The belly is whitish. Its eyes are pale green or grey in color.

Its muzzle is short and its forehead domed. Its nasal cavities are large. The snow leopard or Panthera uncia fur is thick with hairs between 2.0 and 4.7 inches long. Its body is stocky, short-legged and slightly smaller than the other cats of the genus Panthera, reaching a shoulder height 22 inches and ranging in head to body size from 30 to 59 inches. The Snow leopard or Panthera uncia tail is 31 to 41 inches long. It weighs between 49 and 121 lbs.

In relation to the length of its skull and width of its palate, the snow leopard or Panthera uncia has large nasal openings, which allow for increasing the volume of air inhaled with each breath, and at the same time for warming and humidifying cold dry air.

The Snow leopard or Panthera uncia shows several adaptations for living in a cold, mountainous environment. Its small rounded ears help to minimize heat loss. Its broad paws well distribute the body weight for walking on snow, and have fur on their undersides to increase the grip on steep and unstable surfaces; it also helps to minimize heat loss. Its long and flexible tail helps to maintain balance in the rocky terrain. The Snow leopard or Panthera uncia tail is also very thick due to fat storage, and is very thickly covered with fur, which allows the snow leopard to use it like a blanket to protect its face when asleep.

The Snow leopard or Panthera uncia is found in mountain areas of Afghanistan-Lake Baikal, Himalayas.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 8.0 in
Snow Leopard Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Pantherinae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. uncia
Binomial name: Panthera uncia
Conservation status: Vulnerable

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