Carnivore Teeth

canid teeth

Dog (Canis familiaris) canine

Carnivores are meat eating animals. There teeth are specialised to cope with holding drown prey and tearing flesh. They usually have long canine teeth of a cone-like shape that tapers to a point.


canine tooth with root

The premolars are often triangular in shape with a distinctive point.


premolars- underlined

Carnivores have a special tooth in both sides of the jaw, these are called a carnassial teeth. These teeth are the last upper molar and the first lower premolar. These teeth are designed to shear through flesh.


carnassial teeth- inside the red oblong


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