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Intro to Teeth Chomp chomp chew. Naming teeth… Animals teeth varies based on type of diet Carnivores (meat eaters)-serrated teeth or sharp beak or teeth.

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1 Intro to Teeth Chomp chomp chew

2 Naming teeth…

3 Animals teeth varies based on type of diet Carnivores (meat eaters)-serrated teeth or sharp beak or teeth to slice and swallow Gar Piscivores (fish eaters)-many pointy teeth Barracuda Eagle Cougar

4 Herbivores (plant eaters)-Deer, horses, rodents & rabbits have flattened, nearly identical pre-molars & molars. These teeth have exposed enamel & dentine ridges on their surfaces to grind plants. Rodents have ever-growing incisors for gnawing plants or wood. horse rabbitiguana

5 Durophagous (hard or shelled prey)-broadly rounded, short and conical Insectivores (insect eaters)-for hard-bodied insects, predators have V or W shaped teeth; for soft- bodied insects, teeth are reduced, insects are retrieved with tongue Caiman lizard armadillo Planktivores (plankton eaters)-shovel-like bills or baleen Shoveler (bird) Baleen whale

6 Omnivores (plant and animal eaters)- –Primates (including humans) and pigs are good examples. –Pre-molars & molars have small cusps for grinding, but are not otherwise highly specialized. –Canines may be short or long & may be used for function unrelated to killing prey. Human primate pig


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