This week I have a skull for you that should be easy to identify to the family level, but may prove a tad more tricky to the species:
As usual you can put your suggestions, comments and suggestions below. Good luck!
It looks like it has three cheek teeth so I think a cat family.
It’s about 10cm long, so about the size of a normal cat.
Is it made of a precious metal ?
The bottom canines look a bit small.
It does indeed have three cheek teeth, so you’re right about the family. However, this isn’t a Golden Cat and it’s a wee bit bigger than your average moggy.
The green and yellow John Deere tractor company has a deer mascot. I say this is the the totem of a certain tractor company whose colors are red, black and white. It may sound like it, but it is neither a Jinx nor a dufus.
I like the clue! Not a Bobcat though.
A mysterious, hard to see animal, stalking it’s prey from trees.
Certainly a hard-to-see animal, but doesn’t stalk from trees all that much.
looks like a domestic cat without the fur, skin, ears and eyes, but it’s still cute
A bit bigger than your standard domestic cat.
So good they named it twice?
That would narrow it down to three possible species. But it’s not any of those!
I’ll stick with the genus I had in mind. Canadian or Spanish?
I never understood why Felix the Cat always mispelled his generic name.
Because he was trying to be cool.
like the french? sort of…
Based on the relative roundness of the skull compared to other small members of the group, and the whopping great cusps on the carnassials, my guess would either be something that you spray under your armpits, or a cat from the mid 90s that went to a lot of raves?
Right guard? Sure? I didn’t know either of those was a type of cat… You’re going to have to be a bit more specific 😉
is it possibly a cat that Tweety Pie had a lot of trouble with?
Nope, although I’m sure it would give Tweety Pie plenty of grief!
Is this cat a large domestic variety from New England?
Or possibly a forest-dwelling viking cat? They can be slightly larger than their New World cousins (at least in my experience – I have one of each!).
Neither a Norwegian Forest Cat, nor a Maine Coon.
Cats are sooo conservative! Dental formula and cranial shape like a bobcat, but you say it is not a bobcat. How about something like Pardofelis marmorata?
Cats are indeed conservative. P. marmorata is very cool, but this isn’t one I’m afraid.
Does it speak Portuguese?