Presentation on theme: "MAMMAL SKULLS. GENERAL CLASSIFICATION CARNIVORE Obtains energy from flesh of other animals."— Presentation transcript:
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION CARNIVORE Obtains energy from flesh of other animals
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION HERBIVORE Obtains energy from plant matter
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION OMNIVORE Obtains energy from both plants and animals
Carnivorous Skull Characteristics Small, sharp, narrow incisors (cutting and piercing meat) Canines are well-developed and prominent (hold and tear flesh) Premolars and molars are very serrated and sharp (cutting=scissors)
Feline Predator: The Bobcat
Where would the eyes be located in the skull of a predator? BOTH ARE LOCATED IN FRONT!!!!!
HERBIVOROUS SKULL CHARACTERISTICS Flat molars, premolars Canines small/non existent Rodents: squirrel, mice, beaver have large incisors that constantly grow WHY???????
HERBIVOROUS SKULL CHARACTERISTICS Ruminants: elk, deer, cow Have incisors on lower jaw, but not upper jaw
Where are the eyes of herbivores located in the skull? ON THE SIDES OF THE HEAD!!!
Omnivores… Tend to have a combination of the 2 Eyes on front Teeth combine large canines and flat molars….
Name that omnivore…….
Journal Entry # 2 1/23/15 “Mammal Skulls” Number from 1-31