Wombat Male Skull Replica


All Wombat teeth lack roots and are ever-growing, like the incisors of rodents. Wombats are herbivores; their diets consist mostly of grasses, sedges, herbs, bark, and roots. Their incisor teeth somewhat resemble those of rodents.


Wombat Male Skull Replica measures 7.1 inches. Wombat Male 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.

Wombat or Vombatus ursinus are short legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials that are native to Australia.

They have a lot of names and are also known as Coarse Haired Wombat, Common Wombat or Bare Nosed Wombats, Ground pig, Groundhog, Marmot, Monax, Moonack, Thickwood Badger and Siffleux.

Wombats are herbivores; their diets consist mostly of grasses, herbs, bark, and roots. Their incisor teeth somewhat resemble those of rodents (rats, mice), being adapted for gnawing tough vegetation. Like many other herbivorous mammals, Vombatus ursinus have a large diastema between their incisors and the cheek teeth.

Vombatus ursinus have an extraordinarily slow metabolism, taking around eight to 14 days to complete digestion, which aids their survival in arid conditions. They generally move slowly.

When threatened, they can reach up to 25 mph. and maintain that speed for 490 ft. They defend home territories centered on their burrows, and they react aggressively to intruders. They occupy a range of up to 57 acres.

Vombatus ursinus are generally quiet animals. Bare nosed wombats can make a number of different sounds, more than the Hairy nosed wombats. They tend to be more vocal during mating season.

When angered, they can make hissing sounds. Their call sounds somewhat like a pig’s squeal. Wombat or Vombatus ursinus can also make grunting noises, a low growl, a hoarse cough, and a clicking noise.

Wombats or Vombatus ursinus dig extensive burrow systems with their rodent like front teeth and powerful claws.

One distinctive adaptation of Wombats is their backward pouch. The advantage of a backward facing pouch is that when digging, they do not gather soil in its pouch over its young.

Although mainly crepuscular and nocturnal, Wombats or Vombatus ursinus may also venture out to feed on cool or overcast days.

They are not commonly seen, but leave ample evidence of their passage, treating fences as minor inconveniences to be gone through or under, and leaving distinctive cubic feces.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 7.1 in
Wombat Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Vombatiformes
Family: Vombatidae