White-Tailed Mongoose Skull Replica

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White-Tailed Mongoose Skull Replica measures 3.9 inches. White-Tailed Mongoose Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 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 white-tailed mongoose or Ichneumia albicauda is a species in the mongoose family Herpestidae. It is the only member of the genus Ichneumia.

The white-tailed mongoose or Ichneumia albicauda attains a weight range of 4.0 to 11.5 lbs., with an average of approximately 7.5 lbs., has a head-and-body length of 21 to 28 ins. and a tail length of 16 to 19 ins.

Its legs are relatively long for a mongoose. The head is long and narrow. Its large, rounded ears are set low on the sides of the head. It has a yellow to tan coloration on its body, with long black guard hairs, giving it an overall grizzled grey appearance.

Distal from the tibiofemoral joint, the legs are black. The base of the large, bushy tail is brownish yellow, and on its distal half, the tail is white. This appendage may comprise up to 40 percent of the creature’s body length. This species lacks hair on its upper lip and on the forepaws.

The white-tailed mongoose or Ichneumia albicauda lives in most of Africa south of the Sahara, and the southern portion of the Arabian Peninsula. It lives in a wide range of habitats, from semi-desert to savanna woodlands.

The white-tailed mongoose or Ichneumia albicauda is primarily nocturnal and terrestrial. By day they will rest in an abandoned burrow, termite mound, or in cavities under tree roots. They are, for the most part, solitary creatures.

The white-tailed mongoose or Ichneumia albicauda feeds mostly on insects, but will feed on a wide variety of other foods as well. Locusts, beetles, and mole crickets make up the majority of their diet. Rats, mice, shrews, lizards, snakes, small birds are also eaten, along with the occasional fruits and berries.

The eggs of birds are also eaten; they will break open the egg by throwing it between its hind legs against a rock or other hard object. They have been known to raid chicken houses in areas where domestic poultry is raised.

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Additional information

Weight 1.9 lbs
Dimensions 3.9 in
White-Tailed Mongoose Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Ichneumia
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1837
Species: I. albicauda
Binomial name: Ichneumia albicauda