Real California Sea Lion (11837)

SKU: SL-11837
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California Sea Lion 11837 -(Zalophus californianus)
California Sea Lion Skull - The California sea lion is found along the Pacific coast of North America from British Columbia to Mexico. Sea lions are carnivores feeding on various fish, squid, crustaceans and octopus. Male sea lions outsize the females by twice. This sexual dimorphism is evident in their skulls. Males also posses a large sagital crest, mostly absent in females. This species has long been used and trained to perform in circuses and zoos. This wonderful specimen was acquired from an old research collection dating back to the 1940's. Because this specimen pre-dates the marine mammal act of 1972, this skull can legally be sold. Never before have natural-bone sea lion skulls been available at Skulls Unlimited. This adult male specimen is likely a beach find. It is missing all but two post canines, the mandible, and exhibits lower bone quality.

Origin: Pacific Ocean
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real replica Real
catalog type One-of-a-Kind
common class Mammals
scientific class Mammalia
scientific order Carnivora
scientific family Otariidae
scientific genus Zalophus
scientific species californianus