Megaloceros giganteus “Irish Elk” - Skull Replica

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Megaloceros giganteus “Irish Elk” - Skull Replica

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Polyurethane Resin, Steel


Megaloceros gianteus, was a large, extinct species of deer known from Europe, primarily the British Isles, to as far west as China and Siberia. Megaloceros gianteus went by many nicknames, the “Irish Elk”, the “Irish Giant Deer”, or just the “Giant Deer”. The “Giant Deer” names have been in use because Megalocaeros was not closely related to modern day elks and, however the most popular nickname is easily the “Irish Elk”. The most remarkable feature of the Irish Elk was the size of its antlers, which have been known to grow up to 12 feet in width from tip to tip, and are the largest known antlers of any deer species living or extinct. The Irish Elk lived during the Late Pleistocene, dying out around the end of the last Ice Age surviving to approximately 7,700 years ago. This specific specimen has been cast from the Megaloceros skull in the collection of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

This is a museum quality cast replica made with a durable polyurethane resin. It was molded directly from the original restored skull, not a 3D printed skull or a sculpture. The resin cast is made on demand and is produced using methods that preserve all of the fine details found in the original specimen.

The skull is displayed with mouth open. Variations on the color of the skull and the mount (i.e. wall mount) are possible. Please contact Fossilogic for information and cost. Free shipping on all orders within the USA. International orders will pay actual shipping costs.

This purchase includes:
- A full sized, museum quality, resin cast
- A custom steel display stand.
- Shipping using custom fit, foam padding to ensure protection while in transit.
- Each skull is hand painted to match the original bone.