Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)

Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)

Pair of elevation illustrations of the Fossa seen from the side and front
Description
Description

The Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is a cat-like mammal that lives in forest habitats throughout Madagascar. They are comparable to small cougars with their semi-retractable claws and flexible ankles that allow them to climb up and down trees head first. They have short, straight, dense fur that is not patterned, large and rounded ears, and set wide apart brown eyes. As a carnivore, the Fossa hunts small to medium-sized animals, and they eat a wide variety of vertebrates and invertebrates. Considered cathemeral, the Fossa is active both in the day and in the night.

Dimensions & Sizes
Dimensions & Sizes

The Fossa has a body length in the range of 27”-31” (69-79 cm) and total weight of 12-19 lb (5.5-8.6 kg). Fossas have a shoulder height between 11.8”-13.8” (30-35 cm), body width of 5.5”-6.3” (14-16 cm), and tail length of 25.6”-27.6” (65-70 cm). The typical lifespan of the Fossa is between 15-23 years.

Pair of drawings of the Fossa walking and lying down
Pair of drawings of the Fossa walking and lying down
3D Model
3D Model
Common Questions
Common Questions
Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
Details
Details

*Under Development*

Height:
11.8”-13.8” | 30-35 cm (Shoulder)
Width:
5.5”-6.3” | 14-16 cm
Depth:
Length:
27”-31” | 69-79 cm
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Weight:
12-19 lb | 5.5-8.6 kg
Area:
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Tail Length: 25.6”-27.6” | 65-70 cm

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Scientific Name:
Cryptoprocta ferox
Lifespan:
15-23 years

Drawings include:

Fossa side elevation, front

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Herpestids, commonly known as mongooses, belong to the superfamily Herpestoidea, which also includes meerkats and civets. These small, agile carnivores are primarily found in Africa, with some species inhabiting southern Europe and Asia. They boast slender bodies, sharp teeth, and quick reflexes.

5.7”-7.9” | 14.5-20 cm (Shoulder)
2.75”-3.5” | 7-9 cm
9.8”-13.8” | 25-35 cm
1.3-2.2 lb | .6-1 kg
8-20 years
Meerkat
20.000
9.000
35.000
1.000
20.00
87000
GUIDE
3D
Meerkat
11.8”-13.8” | 30-35 cm (Shoulder)
5.5”-6.3” | 14-16 cm
27”-31” | 69-79 cm
12-19 lb | 5.5-8.6 kg
15-23 years
Fossa
35.000
16.000
79.000
8.600
23.00
44000
GUIDE
3D
Fossa
16”-20” | 41-51 cm (Shoulder)
5.9”-7.9” | 15-20 cm
21.6”-31.5” | 55-80 cm
18-26.5 lb | 8-12 kg
8-14 years
Aardwolf
51.000
20.000
80.000
12.000
14.00
37000
GUIDE
3D
Aardwolf
27.6”-36.2” | 70-92 cm (Shoulder)
9.8”-13.8” | 25-35 cm
37.4”-55.1” | 95-140 cm
99-165 lb | 45-75 kg
12-25 years
Spotted Hyena
92.000
35.000
140.000
75.000
25.00
15000
GUIDE
3D
Spotted Hyena
25.5”-29.5” | 65-75 cm (Shoulder)
11.8”-13.8” | 30-35 cm
35.4”-45.3” | 90-115 cm
44-99 lb | 20-45 kg
10-25 years
Striped Hyena
75.000
35.000
115.000
45.000
25.00
15000
GUIDE
3D
Striped Hyena
28”-31” | 71-79 cm (Shoulder)
11.8”-13.8” | 30-35 cm
39.4”-49.2” | 100-125 cm
84-104 lb | 38-47 kg
12-20 years
Brown Hyena
79.000
35.000
125.000
47.000
20.00
8100
GUIDE
3D
Brown Hyena
5.9”-9.1” | 15-23 cm (Shoulder)
2.75”-4.3” | 7-11 cm
12”-18” | 30.5-46 cm
3.3-5.5 lb | 1.5-2.5 kg
10-17 years
Banded Mongoose
23.000
11.000
46.000
2.500
17.00
2300
GUIDE
3D
Banded Mongoose
4.3”-5.9” | 11-15 cm (Shoulder)
2”-3” | 5-7.5 cm
9”-13” | 23-33 cm
1-1.3 lb | .45-.6 kg
10-15 years
Yellow Mongoose
15.000
7.500
33.000
0.600
15.00
700
GUIDE
3D
Yellow Mongoose
3.5”-5.5” | 9-14 cm (Shoulder)
2.4”-3.9” | 6-10 cm
7”-11” | 18-28 cm
.44-.77 lb | .2-.35 kg
8-18 years
Dwarf Mongoose
14.000
10.000
28.000
0.350
18.00
250
GUIDE
3D
Dwarf Mongoose
5.5”-5.9” | 14-15 cm (Shoulder)
2.75”-3.3” | 7-8.5 cm
12”-13” | 30.5-33 cm
1.3-1.5 lb | .6-.675 kg
10-13 years
Durrell’s Vontsira
15.000
8.500
33.000
0.675
13.00
80
GUIDE
3D
Durrell’s Vontsira
6.3”-9.1” | 16-23 cm (Shoulder)
4.9”-7.5” | 12.5-19 cm
12”-18” | 30.5-46 cm
1-3.1 lb | .45-1.4 kg
9-13 years
Kusimanse
23.000
19.000
46.000
1.400
13.00
30
GUIDE
3D
Kusimanse
7.9”-10.6” | 20-27 cm (Shoulder)
3.9”-5.1” | 10-13 cm
17.7”-25.6” | 45-65 cm
3.3-10 lb | 1.5-4.5 kg
7-9 years
Western Falanouc
27.000
13.000
65.000
4.500
9.00
20
GUIDE
3D
Western Falanouc