Animals and Their Teeth
Learn how your mouth compares to a shark or a horse. Analyze skulls from across the animal kingdom to figure out what they eat, if they have had more sets of teeth than you, and why every animal has a different smile.
Animal Skulls – Learn about the teeth of the animal kingdom straight from the horse’s mouth…and of course other animal’s mouths as well.
Carcharodon rondeletii Tooth Fossil – Measuring 4 inches wide and 5 inches long, this tooth comes from the ancestor of the Carcharodon carcharias, more commonly known as the Great White Shark.
To the left: Top: Fossil tooth of a Carcharodon rondeletii Bottom: Shark mandible (Gift of Department of Anatomy, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, Univesity of Maryland).
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