Tasmanian Devil Skull Replica


The Tasmanian Devil’s large head and neck allow it to generate among the strongest bites per unit body mass of any extant predatory land mammal. It hunts prey and scavenges on carrion.


Tasmanian Devil Skull Replica measures 5.6 inches. Tasmanian Devil Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Tasmanian devil or Sarcophilus harrisii is the largest surviving carnivorous marsupial.

It has a squat, thick build, with a large head and a tail which is about half its body length. Its forelegs are slightly longer than its hind legs, and devils can run up to 8.1 mph. for short distances. The fur is usually black, often with irregular white patches on the chest and rump.

Tasmanian Devils have five long toes on their forefeet, four pointing to the front and one coming out from the side, which gives the devil the ability to hold food. The hind feet have four toes, and the devils have non-retractable claws. The stocky devils have a relatively low center of mass.

The Tasmanian devil or Sarcophilus harrisii was relatively shy and nocturnal, with the general appearance of a medium-to-large-size dog, except for its stiff tail and abdominal pouch similar to a kangaroo, and dark transverse stripes that radiated from the top of its back, reminiscent of a tiger.

Because of convergent evolution it displayed a form and adaptations similar to the tiger and wolf of the Northern Hemisphere, even though not related.

The Tasmanian devil or Sarcophilus harrisii closest living relative is the Numbat. The thylacine was one of only two marsupials to have a pouch in both sexes: the other is the water opossum. The pouch of the male thylacine served as a protective sheath covering the external reproductive organs.

The Tasmanian devil or Sarcophilus harrisii had become extinct on the Australian mainland before British settlement of the continent, but it survived on the island of Tasmania along with several other endemic species.

Intensive hunting of the Sarcophilus harrisii encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction, but other contributing factors may have been disease, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment into its habitat.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 5.6 in
Tasmanian Devil Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Dasyuromorphia
Family: †Thylacinidae
Genus: †Thylacinus
Species: †T. cynocephalus
Binomial name: †Thylacinus cynocephalus
Conservation Status: Extinct