Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris.,The capybara is the worlds largest rodent weighing up to 80kg (176 lbs.) This semi-aquatic species is native to South America where it occupies a variety of densely vegetated habitats. Capybara are capable of running as fast as a horse and will retreat to water when threatened. Capybara are hunted for their skin, oil and meat in much of their range.
Specifications: CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Rodentia FAMILY: Hydrochaeridae
Skull 216mm/ 8.5 in x W 4.75 in x H 4.75 in.
Caluromys sp., The woolly opossum, smaller than its North American relative, is an arboreal species dwelling in forests throughout Central and South America. They are omnivorous and will eat fruits, berries, insects, small vertebrates and carrion. This solitary species makes its home in hollowed trees and is said to use its prehensile tail to carry foliage for bedding. Once heavily trapped for its fur, the woolly possum is now of little economic importance. *
Specifications: CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Marsupialia: Didelphimorphia FAMILY: Didelphidae Origin: Central and South America.
*Skull Length: 5.5 cm (2.2 in)
Thylacinus cynocephalus., Now extinct, the Tasmanian wolf, also called the Tasmanian tiger, was once hunted as a pest throughout Tasmania and in parts of Australia. The last known wild specimen was shot in 1930. The last captive specimen died in 1936. Although the thylacine, a marsupial, is not a true wolf, it occupied much of the same predatory niche as modern wolves. When compared with the wolf, this species is an excellent example of convergent evolution. Other Names: "Tasmanian Tiger"
*Specifications: CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Marsupialia: Dasyuromorphia FAMILY: Thylacinidae Origin: Tasmania
*Skull Length: 22 cm (8.7 in)
The first Australopithecus boisei specimen, originally named Zinjanthropus boisei, was discovered in 1959 by Mary Leaky at the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, Africa. A. boisei skulls have been found in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Kenya.
* Skull Length: 22.5 cm (8.9 in)
$36.03Bigfoot, also called Sasquatch, is believed to be a large ape-like hominid that inhabits various parts of North America. Despite the various photographs, films and eyewitness reports, this creature has yet to be proven to exist and is generally considered to be a legend. Until hard evidence surfaces, such as a carcass or captured animal, science will have to rely on the cast footprints as our only proof. These casts were acquired from a Bigfoot researcher and are said to be authentic.