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MAMMAL SKULLS. GENERAL CLASSIFICATION. CARNIVORE Obtains energy from flesh of other animals. Carnivore Example. GENERAL CLASSIFICATION. HERBIVORE Obtains energy from plant matter. Herbivore Example. GENERAL CLASSIFICATION. OMNIVORE Obtains energy from both plants and animals. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • MAMMAL SKULLS

  • GENERAL CLASSIFICATIONCARNIVOREObtains energy from flesh of other animals

  • Carnivore Example

  • GENERAL CLASSIFICATIONHERBIVOREObtains energy from plant matter

  • Herbivore Example

  • GENERAL CLASSIFICATIONOMNIVOREObtains energy from both plants and animals

  • Omnivore Example

  • Carnivorous Skull CharacteristicsSmall, 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 CHARACTERISTICSFlat molars, premolarsCanines small/non existent Rodents: squirrel, mice, beaver have large incisors that constantly growWHY???????

  • HERBIVOROUS SKULL CHARACTERISTICSRuminants: elk, deer, cowHave incisors on lower jaw, but not upper jaw

  • Where are the eyes of herbivores located in the skull?ON THE SIDES OF THE HEAD!!!

  • OmnivoresTend to have a combination of the 2Eyes on frontTeeth combine large canines and flat molars.

  • Name that omnivore.

  • Journal Entry #1011/18/15Mammal SkullsNumber from 1-31

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