teeth

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Related to carnassial teeth: lophodont teeth, selenodont teeth
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the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal

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Canines and carnassial teeth are large, therefore their roots occupy a large volume of space within the mandible and maxilla.
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.
This result is not as easy to explain and a direct demonstration of the role of the carnassial teeth in killing and feeding behavior in these relatively unspecialized predators is needed.
The gap between the canines and the carnassial teeth allows the canines to penetrate flesh.