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Skulls, Skeletons, Canines & Claws

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Amur tiger with set of four.


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An extremely heavy/dense Amur lower fang; 10 cm and 67 grams.


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( This post was last modified: 01-11-2016, 11:17 PM by GrizzlyClaws )

@peter, the big cats are overbred in the captivity of China and US, so in order for the zoos to maintain the enormous liability, their body parts were ended up selling to the private collectors.

I am just afraid to be a little disturbing to post these pics. Morally speaking, I am totally against selling the big cat body parts, but anatomically it is still intriguing to see these stuffs.

BTW, is this a lion?


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This one looks tiger to me.


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The Sumatran tiger fangs on set of four.


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I didn't see enough to get to an opinion, Grizzly (referring to the question in post 138).
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Bengal tiger, and is the script in the background Hindi?


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A very dense Jaguar upper fang.


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tiger claw


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Credits to Gyirin from another forum for the original image find


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Siberian Tiger and Lion


and some more comparisons attached to the link
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African lion's upper fang and lower fang.


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Just a brief comparison, no versus tone intended.


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lion and leopard


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Credit goes to @dinocrocuta from the carnivora forum....


"Here are some pics of a huge polar bear skull that I am currently restoring so that I can make a mold of it (and then casts to sell). The skull scores at 27.5" (17.5 inches long and 10 inches wide) - the biggest polar bear skull in the record books was about 29 3/4".

It is shown with the skull cast of a 500lb South African lion. Even though it is almost a pure carnivore, you still can see that the polar bear still has features of the mostly herbivorous brown bear from which it is believed to have split off from more than 100,000 years ago. The jaws are narrow and the molars blunt, though the width of the skull and bone ridges suggest a formidable bite pressure. "

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On his assessment about bite pressure, I'm not an expert but I'd think the longer, thinner rostrum of the Polar bear would create a weaker bite force.
The sagittal crest area does look more formidable on the polar bear skull but the zygomatic arch on both looks to be similar width at parity which would mean similar muscle attachments, would it not?
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The bear got stronger bite force on the carnassials, while the canine teeth go to the cat.
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Clouded leopard fang


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