Edentate Skull Reproductions From Arizona Dry Bones
Mammals with shells, scales and no enamel

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Edentate (Xenarthra, Tubulidentata and Pholidota) Reproductions

    The group called Edentates is not a natural, monophyletic group; we use it here as a matter of convenience and because of its historical interest. The Xenarthra are the sloths, armadillos and anteaters; the Tubulidentata is represented by a single species, the Aardvark, while the Pholidota are the Scaly Anteaters of the Old World.

In addition to the living species, we offer a few fossil Xenarthrans as well.



Giant Armadillo
Priodontes maximus
The largest living armadillo. The teeth are reduced in size but there are more than the normal mammalian complement of teeth in each jaw. (Larger of the two pictured)

Length 7.3 inches.
Price $79.00

Holmes' Pampathere
Holmesina septentrionalis
This genus of pampathere seems to have evolved in North America. There are two species known, a smaller, Blancan and Irvingtonian species, H. floridanus, and a much larger Rancholabrean species, H. septentrionalis.

Length of skull: 12.0 inches.
Price $89.00

Nine-banded Armadillo
Dasypus novemcinctus
The only armadillo native to the US, it is also found well into South America. The Nine-banded (or Long-nosed) armadillo is often used as a laboratory animal in the study of Leprosy. (Smaller of the two pictured)

Length 2.6 inches.
Price $39.00

Six-banded Armadillo
Euphractus sexcinctus
The Six-banded Armadillo, also known as the Yellow Armadillo, is a species from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Suriname. It is a solitary nocturnal and terrestrial animal, living in many habitats from rainforest to grassland, but mainly found on open areas, such as cerrado plains. It is omnivorous, feeding on a wide range of plant and animal matter. It shelters in a den underground.

Length of skull: 3.5 inches.
Price $39.00

Three-banded Armadillo
Tolypeutes matacus
This Brazilian species is the only armadillo that can roll itself into a completely closed ball for protection from predators.

Length of skull 2.5 inches.
Price $79.00

Complete mounted skeleton: Price $445.00

Naked-tailed Armdillo
Cabassous unicinctus
Members of the genus Cabassous are closely related to Priodontes, and resemble P. maximus closely except for size. They possess a dark brown to almost black carapace, with yellowish edges

Length of skull: 3.1 inches.
Price $39.00

Dwarf Armadillo
Zaedyus pichiy

Length 2.5 inches.
Price $39.00

Large Hairy Armadillo
Chaetophractus villosus

Length of skull: 3.6 inches.
Price $59.00

Small Hairy Armadillo
Chaetophractus vellerosus

Length of skull: 2.5 inches.
Price $39.00


Three-toed Tree Sloth
Bradypus tridactylus
The skull of the Three-toed sloth is easily distinguished from that of the Two-toed sloths, as it lacks enlarged anterior canine-like teeth and the mandible lacks a projecting "spout".

Length of skull: 2.9 inches.
Price $79.00

Hoffman's Two-toed Tree Sloth
Choloepus hoffmani
A species of sloth from Central and South America. It is a solitary nocturnal and arboreal animal. It is a member of the family Megalonychidae.

Length 4.1 inches.
Price $79.00

Two-toed Tree Sloth
Choloepus didactylus
Found in Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil north of the Amazon River. This is a solitary, diurnal and arboreal animal, found in rainforests. It can swim, making it able to cross rivers and creeks. A large, old individual with a rugose, massive skull.

Length of skull: 5.0 inches.
Price $79.00

Scelidodon sp.
Scelidotheres are South American mylodont sloths.

Length 6.0 inches.
Price $297.00


Giant Anteater
Myrmecophaga tridactyla
A very large, heavily ossified individual.

Length of skull: 15.0 inches.
Price $112.00

Lesser Anteater (Tamandua)
Tamandua tetradactyla
Much smaller than the Giant Anteater, this species is found from South America to southern Mexico

Length 5.4 inches.
Price $79.00

Silky Anteater
Cyclopes didactylus
This is the smallest of the anteaters, weighing less than 400 grams. It is found from southern Mexico into Brazil and perhaps Paraguay.

Length of skull: 1.2 inches.
Price $39.00


Orycteropus afer
Africans for "earth pig", the Aardvark is the only species in its order, Tubulidentata. Its teeth have no enamel, but are composed of tubes of dentin.

Length of skull: 9.1 inches.
Price $149.00


Malayan Pangolin (Scaly Anteater)
Manis javanica
Often spoken of as a "walking pine cone", the scaly anteater has a large, muscular, prehensile tail.

Length of skull: 3.5 inches.
Price $79.00

Giant Pangolin
Manis gigantea
The Giant Pangolin is the largest species of pangolin, or "scaly anteaters".   It subsists almost entirely on ants and termites.

Length of skull: 6.5 inches.
Price $119.00

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