Tayra Male Skull Replica


The Tayra (Eira barbara) is an omnivorous animal from the weasel family, native to the Americas. It is the only species in the genus Eira. Tayra are solitary diurnal animals, although occasionally active during the evening or at night.


Tayra Male Skull Replica measures 4.7 inches. Tayra Male Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. 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.

Tayra or Eira barbara are long, slender animals with an appearance similar to weasels and martens. Tayras are also known as the tolomuco or perico ligero. They range from 22 to 28 inches in length, not including a 15 to 18 inches long bushy tail, and weigh 6.0 to 15.4 lb. Males are larger, and slightly more muscular, than females.

Tayra or Eira barbara have short, dark brown to black fur which is relatively uniform across the body, limbs, and tail, except for a yellow or orange spot on the chest. The fur on the head and neck is much paler, typically tan or grayish in color. Albino or yellowish individuals are also known, and are not as rare among Tayra as they are amongst other mustelids.

Tayra or Eira barbara are found across most of South America east of the Andes, except for Uruguay, eastern Brazil, and all but the most northerly parts of Argentina. They are also found across the whole of Central America, in Mexico as far north as southern Veracruz, and on the island of Trinidad.

They are generally found in only tropical and subtropical forests, although they may cross grasslands at night to move between forest patches, and they also inhabit cultivated plantations and croplands.

Tayra are solitary diurnal animals, although occasionally active during the evening or at night. Eira barbara are opportunistic omnivores, hunting rodents and other small mammals, as well as birds, lizards, and invertebrates, and climbing trees to get fruit and honey.

Tayra or Eira barbara are expert climbers, using their long tails for balance. On the ground or on large horizontal tree limbs, they use a bounding gallop when moving at high speeds. Eira barbara can also leap from treetop to treetop when pursued. They generally avoid water, but are capable of swimming across rivers when necessary.

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Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 4.7 in
Tayra Eira BarBara Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Eira
Species: E. barbara
Binomial name: Eira barbara
Conservation status: Least concern – A least concern species is a species that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as evaluated as not being a focus of species conservation. They do not qualify as threatened, near threatened, or (before 2001) conservation dependent.