Canines

Some articles on canines, canine:

Saber-toothed Cats - Ecology
... Why does the adaptation of saber-like canines come about at least four different times in different families such as nimravids, marsupials, and felids? The similarity in all these unrelated families involves ... Although the adaptation of the saber-like canines made these creatures successful, it seems that the shift to obligate carnivorism, along with co-evolution with large prey animals, led the saber-toothed ...
Mandibular Canine
... The mandibular canine is the tooth located distally (away from the midline of the face) from both mandibular lateral incisors of the mouth but mesially ... Both the maxillary and mandibular canines are called the "cornerstone" of the mouth because they are all located three teeth away from the midline, and separate the premolars from the incisors ... The location of the canines reflect their dual function as they complement both the premolars and incisors during mastication, commonly known as chewing ...
List Of Fictional Canines
... This List of fictional canines is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals and is a collection of various notable canine characters that appear in various ... It is limited to well-referenced examples of canines ... These lists are for all canines but dogs, including coyotes, jackals, foxes, and wolves ...
Saber-toothed Cats - Morphology
... They are most known for having maxillary canines which were, in some species, up to 50 cm (19.7 inches) long and extended down from the mouth even when the mouth was closed ... with specialization of teeth and many had long canines ... Some had two pairs of upper canines with two jutting down from each side, but most had one pair of upper extreme canines ...