Help me ID this skull

Hey Waufbros, could you help me figure out what the hell this animal is?
>bought in South Africa
>seller claimed it's a rock hyrax which is wrong because it's clearly a predator
>otherwise has no idea where it came from
>no info beyond that

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a house cat.
    This has been a fun thread to watch though.
    anons guessing carnivoran based on carnassials were right.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      no?

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >casually browsing through Wauf
    >see skull pic
    >spontaneously think "damn thats a pretty sexy skull"
    WHAT THE FRICK
    WHY
    OH GOD

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      show me your boner folder

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    mongoose maybe?

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    at first i thought some type of felid but the bottom incisors are off. i studied plants in uni so hopefully another anon has this

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    juvenile hippo

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      that really tells me what it is

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's a raccoon skull

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's a raccoon skull

      It's a civet

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like those teeth might be carnassials, cant tell from this angle for sure. Some kind of Carnivora maybe. Is there a canal through the alisphenoid bone? That would help narrow it down if it is.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for all the effort anons. It honestly really does look like the raccoon skull pic but without knowing where the skull came from I feel like I can't really tell if it's that or a mongoose. Would be based as frick if it were a civet since they're my favorite animals, but it's pretty small for that.

      It does have the alisphenoid canal, definitely carnassial teeth too.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's pretty definitely a small meerkat. Look here for comparison

        https://www.digimorph.org/specimens/Suricata_suricatta/

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          I agree, definitely looks like a Herpestidae. The post-orbital bar makes me think this is a meerkat rather than a mongoose as well.

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Might be a water mongoose.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Meerkat skull maybe

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      The dentition doesn't look right for a meerkat. Maybe it's just young. No idea what it might be otherwise though, it's too stubby to be a mongoose as well.

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