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Big Cat's Canines and Claws

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I haven't observing too much about the claws.

But I guess the dewclaw should be blunter than the standard one?
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(10-12-2015, 11:05 PM)GrizzlyClaws Wrote: I haven't observing too much about the claws.

But I guess the dewclaw should be blunter than the standard one?

I know the dewclaw is the "killing claw" or the "dangerous one"

So I would assume its larger but I was hoping you would know. Let me see if I can find any visual data on it.

Edit: I haven't been able to find anything on size but it looks to just be an additional claw to hold on to prey with, Hence why their front paws have it but not their back paws.
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(10-12-2015, 11:17 PM)Pckts Wrote:
(10-12-2015, 11:05 PM)GrizzlyClaws Wrote: I haven't observing too much about the claws.

But I guess the dewclaw should be blunter than the standard one?

I know the dewclaw is the "killing claw" or the "dangerous one"

So I would assume its larger but I was hoping you would know. Let me see if I can find any visual data on it.

Edit: I haven't been able to find anything on size but it looks to just be an additional claw to hold on to prey with, Hence why their front paws have it but not their back paws.

Isn't the dewclaw supposed to act like the thumb for hooking into the flesh of the prey?

While the standard one should be the one that uses for slashing during the brawl, but I could be wrong.
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Correct, it seems to be the thumb like phalanges.

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Anatomically, the Primate and Carnivora look strikingly similar to each other, while both Cetacea and Chiroptera look like diverging from the early phase of the mammal's evolutionary lineage.

But still, the Cetacea can be surprisingly smart, close to the Primate, perhaps exceed the Carnivora.
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South Chinese male and Indian female


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Bengal male


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Bengal female


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African lion


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African lion


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Amur tiger


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Huge jaguar fang


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African lion


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The canines of an old male African lion with all measurements.

@tigerluver, you might get interested.

Pic 1 (left upper canine):
length-106 mm
width-29 mm
thickness-20 mm
weight-51.6 grams

Pic 2 (right upper canine):
length-105 mm
width-28 mm
thickness-20 mm
weight-51 grams

Pic 3 (left lower canine):
length-90 mm
width-26 mm
thickness-16 mm
weight-36.2 grams


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