BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology
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Vertebrate Anatomy
Mammal Tooth Structure & Diversity
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Identify the listed parts of a typical mammal molar

  • Crown
  • Cusp
  • Dentin
  • Enamel
  • Pulp Cavity
  • Root
  • Root Canal
Cut Tooth plain

Identify the mammal teeth (incisors, canines, premolars, molars) in each of the following:

Side-striped Jackal teeth, Canis adustus
Jackal Teeth plain


Common Muskrat skull teeth, Ondatra zibethicus
Muskrat Teeth plain


Collared Peccary teeth, Tayassu tajacu
Peccary Teeth plain


Identify the following types of teeth and the associated diet

All images (except Dolphin and bobcat) show the left tooth row, oriented with the lateral side at the top and anterior to the right.


Jackal Teeth Peccary Teeth

Armadillo Teeth Beaver Teeth

Chimp Teeth Horse Teeth

Dolphin Teeth Deer Teeth

Bat Teeth Bobcat Teeth

Kangaroo Teeth Opossum Teeth

Mole Teeth Bear Teeth

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