Lemur Skull (Aye-aye) Cast Replica - Daubentonia madagascariensis #BC- | Darwin and Wallace: A Nature & Fossil Store
Lemur Skull (Aye-aye) Cast Replica - Daubentonia madagascariensis #BC-163

Lemur Skull (Aye-aye) Cast Replica - Daubentonia madagascariensis #BC-163

-Size: 3”L x 2”W x 2”H

-Species: Daubentonia madagascariensis

-Notes: From the rainforests of Madagascar, the aye-aye is, perhaps, the strangest of the primates. They were first classified as rodents due to their rodent-like incisors. About the size of a house cat, they have very large, bat-like ears, large eyes and a flat face. They lack canines and have large incisors similar to rodents, which continue to grow and, like rodent incisors, have enamel only on the front surface. There is a large gap between the incisors and the molars (where most primates have canines). All the digits have claws with the exception of the big toes, which have nails. Their fingers are mostly long and narrow and the 3rd finger has a special adaptation, which makes it useful for feeding. This finger is narrower than the others and can practically swivel in all directions. We are grateful to The Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology for the loan of this wonderful specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Please allow up to 1 week for processing time with cast replicas as most of these items are made to order. Thank you for your understanding.

Collections: Mammal Cast Replicas

Type: Zoology

Vendor: Product of the USA

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