Lycaon sp.

Lycaon sp. Name: Lycaon sp.   

Locality: Africa  

Age: Recent  

Showcase: Teeth showcase  

Skull and lower jaw of an hyena. The predators use the long canines to penetrate the prey. The fourth, upper pre-molar (orange) and the first, lower molar work as scissors to cut the prey into pieces which are then easily swalloved.  

Other carnivores in the exhibition   

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Publisert 18. mai 2011 16:00