carnassial


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car·nas·si·al

(kar-nas'ē-ăl),
Adapted for shearing flesh; denoting those teeth designed to cut flesh.
[Fr. carnassier, carnivorous, fr. L. caro, flesh]

carnassial

(kär-năs′ē-əl)
adj.
Adapted for tearing apart flesh: carnassial teeth.
n.
A tooth adapted for tearing apart flesh, especially one of the last upper premolar or first lower molar teeth in carnivorous mammals.

car·nas·si·al

(kahr-nasē-ăl)
Adapted for shearing flesh; denoting teeth so designed.
[Fr. carnassier, carnivorous, fr. L. caro, flesh]
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Finally, Afrocyon differs from Myacyon by the lesser developed carnassials (P4/m1), and the minor size of the parastyle in the P4.
maculatus maculatus) among all three geographic regions where this subspecies occurs, except for lower carnassial length (LCL).
All five species of dasyuroids are significantly sexually size dimorphic (SSD) for all characters, except for lower carnassial length (LCL) in devils, where females are slightly larger than males.
Lower carnassial length (LCL) shows an interesting result, however.
According to Ginsburg and Morales (1995), primitive Hemicyonidae with a tendency towards hypercarnivory and well-developed carnassials (P4 and m1).
According to Ginsburg and Morales (1995), Hemicyonidae with lower carnassials than those of the Phoberocyoninae, longer upper molars with a tendency towards increasing the lingual-distal cingulum turning to be more quadrangular than those found in the Phoberyocioninae, more reduced premolars except for the P4 and an increase in size throughout the Miocene.
Well-developed carnassials both in relative size and complexity.
Secondly, according to Ficcarelli and Torre (1970), the lower carnassial (m1) is longer relatively to p4 in type species (Adcrocuta eximia) as compare to (Percrocuta carnifex), and the specimens under study have these characters, (Tables I, II).
graeca), because in Hyaenictis graeca, lower carnassial is long without any trace of metaconid, talonid is substantial, broad and irregularly square and not narrow posteriorly.
On the basis of carnassial tooth morphology, dentition size, structure and size of mandible and stratigraphic range of fossil finds, the Percrocuta material is referred to a separate family, Percrocutidae.
The ones that I most strongly recommend preserving rather than pulling are the fang teeth and the carnassial teeth.