carnassial


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(of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh

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The most noticeable shape differences between the sexes were in position of carnassial (LM 4) which was placed posterior in males, then, females had slightly greater coronoid process (LM 5), angular process (LM 8) and masseteric fossa (LM 9).
Agnotherium was, and is, a genus which is difficult to define, because it was erected on the basis of an isolated m1 (Kaup, 1832), and the reconstruction of the upper dentition by Kuss (1962) on the basis of specimens from Frohnstetten, was questioned by Kurten (1976) which caused much confusion by emphasizing that the reduction of the molars, in comparison to the size of the carnassial was not excessively marked.
The first was extraction of a carnassial tooth, which had developed a root abscess.
When cat-like predators called felids arrive on their idyllic island, lead by a vicious hunter named Carnassial, Dusk must guide his companions to safety in a new environment.
The skull is elongated and rather flat and narrow, the carnassial teeth are sharp, forming efficient shearing blades, and the molars retain the primitive tribosphenic pattern.
A wicked smile revealing sharp, carnassial teeth made for tearing great chunks out of life, and betraying her formidable desire to succeed.
However, few injuries to canines or carnassial teeth were reported for wolves; most often, damage occurred to premolars (Kuehn et al.
Shortly after switching her to sertraline, Piglet underwent surgery to remove a broken carnassial (the largest tooth in the mouth), as well as a small tumor I had discovered between her toes.
Archaeological Specimens: Individual Measurements Qeqertasussuk 35 2 3 Mandible: Length: from posterior canine (5) Tooth row length: from posterior canine (7) Corpus height at M1 (19) Carnassial (M1) crown length (13a) Carnassial (M1) crown breadth (13b) Humerus: Greatest length from the caput (GLC) 155.
In canids, size regularity was found in all trophic characters measured (skull length, canine diameter, and lower carnassial length), although patterning was strongest in carnassial length (Dayan et al.
The gap between the canines and the carnassial teeth allows the canines to penetrate flesh.
Moreover, the carnassials, and specially the P4, are so reduced that in species like Ursus maritimus or Ursus thibetanus the protocone of the upper carnassial is almost completely reduced, in other species such as Ursus spelaeus this character is not so evident.
The lower carnassial (m1) with a residual metaconid; tendency toward shortening of the talonid and elongation of the trigonid.