African Lion (Panthera leo) Felidae - KNOWLEDGE AND LIGHT
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Lateral View African Lion Mandible

Massively built with enormous canines and posterior teeth (carnassials) like the blades of a tree saw, lions are capable of tearing through heavy hide and rapid bone fleshing. The large concavity on the posterior of the mandible and the tall coronoid processes provide attachment surface area for the masseter and temporalis muscles respectively.

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