Tree Kangaroo Skull Replica
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Tree Kangaroo Skull Replica measures 8.4 inches. Tree Kangaroo Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Dendrolagus ursinus is the scientific name. Polyurethane cast of an original 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.
Tree kangaroo or Dendrolagus ursinus are marsupials of the genus Dendrolagus, adapted for arboreal locomotion. They inhabit the tropical rainforests of New Guinea and far Northeastern Queensland, along with some of the islands in the region.
Most tree kangaroos or Dendrolagus ursinus are considered threatened due to hunting and habitat destruction. They are the only true arboreal macropods.
Tree kangaroo or Dendrolagus ursinus live in lowland and mountainous rainforests in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the far north of Queensland, Australia. They have short legs and strong forelimbs for climbing, giving them somewhat of the appearance of a cross between a kangaroo and a lemur.
There are 14 subspecies of the Tree Kangaroo or Dendrolagus ursinus that have been identified. They can vary significantly in size based on location, food sources, and their subspecies.
The average size can be from 16 to 30 inches long for the Tree Kangaroo or Dendrolagus ursinus. The tail can be another 15 to 34 inches. They often weigh around 30 pounds with the females being less than the males.
The body of the Tree Kangaroo or Dendrolagus ursinus is thick and it can be several shades of brown. They have lighter feet and light areas of the tail. They have a long snout and short ears. Like all Kangaroos it features a pouch on the front of the body for carrying young.
Leaves make up the biggest part of the diet for the Tree Kangaroo or Dendrolagus ursinus. During the year though there may be various types of seasonal fruits for them to access. They will also consume bark, sap, ferns and flowers.
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